Like an old record, a painful past professional experience plays over and over again in my mind.
While extremely painful, I learned so much.
First, always treat people with as much respect as possible.
Next, be compassionate when people make mistakes. We work in a business that pulls at our heart strings and challenges us greatly at times. We are bound to become upset, make mistakes, and debate. Instead of punishing colleagues who are upset, reach out to help.
After that, don't be afraid to speak up, tell the truth, stand up for what is right, and do the right thing. In the long run, you'll never regret doing your best and advocating for what is right and good.