Psst—This Just in: Each Person is Unique and Three Dimensional
Every human—leader or not—deserves respect and should give it in return. Every human—leader or not—should be genuine and have integrity. Every human—leader or not—should be inclusive and appreciative of the diversity within each other.
“Before anyone can really become a leader, we need to re-define and re-market what a leader is and lead by example,” said Kim Schultz, podcast host at KIMology 411 during a recent Conversations of Humanity discussion.
Do you feel leaders and managers see you three-dimensionally—someone who ticks the workplace qualifications and encompasses unique thoughts, experiences, skillsets, and ideas? Or do you feel flat and mostly overlooked, a two-dimensional sheet of paper with eight to 10 boxes in which to place a checkmark?
“Change is uncomfortable and it’s hard,” said Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant Tasneem Chopra (right), who recently spoke to members of the International Association of Business Communicators. “People’s biggest resistance to change is losing a sense of power. The greater good is going to pave the way for greater change. Understanding the more people you help, the better it’s going to be for everyone.”