Inclusive Leadership: Two Simple Letters to Unite Everyone | #PeopleSkills
by Kate Nasser |
Inclusive Leadership: Use Two Simple Letters to Unite Everyone
Common ways that leaders speak can seem harmless yet exclude people and create division. The good news is leaders can change the way they communicate to unite everyone. Try these two simple letters for more inclusive leadership.
Two Simple Letters Include and Unite Everyone
It’s a simple change with a powerful difference. It’s not tough to do. Add the two simple letters and see the difference. Say human instead of man, humans instead of men, humankind instead of mankind. The message is that everyone is capable of great contribution. Everyone’s needs and voice matters.
These two simple letters are not a frivolous addition. When leaders words sound more inclusive, they unite everyone with the statement “you all matter.” Want to engage all millennials in the workplace? Say humans not men. Want to chip away at gender bias and tap the full potential of the women you’ve hired? Say humans not men. Convention and status quo don’t move a business forward. Inclusive leadership, employee engagement, and morale do!
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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