Why does it even matter?
A fabulous post from Seth Godin yesterday that I encourage you to read.
“What should we do with all the left-handed people?”
“There are far too many people in this organization who wear glasses. It’s hurting our ability to compete.”
Here’s a simple trick: Every time you consider identifying a group to exclude, overlook or fear, every time you consider naming your football team after an ethnic or cultural group, or wonder about how a group makes you feel…
Substitute a label or perhaps a slur that’s been used against a group you belong to instead.
It sounds ridiculous when you say that out loud, doesn’t it?
Jessica Higgins, JD MBA BB is a researcher, consultant and marketing communications professional. Her research and publications help executives and everyday people better understand the impacts of emerging cultural trends. She holds executive and board positions in companies in technology, consulting and the arts. Her book, 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication: Practical Strategies from the World's Greatest Leaders is available on Amazon HERE.