Updated: Nov 13, 2019
It is up to you to handle it out of respect to yourself. I hold myself to the exact same standard.
I also know that when I am not transparent, situations that don't benefit me or work toward my greater good don't tend to rear their ugly head.
When people come to me with ideas, collaborations, etc. They know who they are getting. There is no room for payments to be missed or projects to not be completed. I uphold my end of the deal and in turn, they do too.
I give and receive respect. Why? I respect myself enough to operate from that place.