Responsible Authenticity Includes Filtering! | #Leadership #PeopleSkills
by Kate Nasser |
Responsible Authenticity: Filtering Is Essential Not Optional
As authenticity becomes the power wow of the day, let’s not forget the element of responsibility. We must be responsible for the impact that our words and deeds have on others. For that reason, responsible authenticity includes filtering.
Responsible Authenticity: Filtering vs. Lying
Filtering considers the impact that our words and actions have on others. It isn’t lying. Filtering doesn’t cloud the issue. It doesn’t remove the truth.
Basically, filtering removes hurtful uncivil speech that insults others but still tells the truth. Lying delivers untrue information or withholds facts to create an untrue picture.
To be responsibly authentic, we must filter out:
- Hate speech
- Misrepresenting of opinions & perspective as absolute facts
- Emotion that dumps and/or intimidates
- Insults and degrading labels
- Innuendo that disparages others
- Unfounded accusations that blame without evidence
Value of Filters
Filters are valuable as they enable us to …
- Honor diverse views and people
- Communicate the essence of our message
- Engage in civil courteous discourse
- Overcome our personal bias to speak the truth to many people
- Help others to hear our core message without the distraction of insults
Let us never think that insults and brashness are more authentic then thoughtful replies. Responsible authenticity includes filtering. Otherwise authenticity is nothing more than childish selfishness.
Responsible authenticity preserves the essence of authenticity — its trust building power. Responsible authenticity is not about shock value nor hate speech. Its about thinking before speaking and showing respect even in disagreement.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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