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Make Sure Everyone Feels Safe To Take Part

You can do this through mutual respect and mutual purpose.

  • To ensure mutual respect, ask: Do they believe you respect them?
  • Apologize when appropriate.

To ensure mutual purpose, ask:

  • Do you both trust each other’s motives in this conversation? 
  • Do they believe that you care about what they have to say?


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