People just want to be heard.
Think of a time when you felt truly heard. What did that person do? What did they say? How did they look? How did it make you feel?
I bet you genuinely respect this person still to this day. I'm sure this memory won't fade .
Stop and hear people. Truly hear. Don't just listen for what you want to hear. Hear the words they are saying and then listen for what they are really meaning hidden behind their words.
Two level listening in this way will ensure you are respected, learning and able to contribute in ways that are hard to measure.