Friday, 6 December 2019
Monday, 2 December 2019
Beware when using the following words or phrases: 'everyone', 'everywhere', 'all the time'.
Sweeping generalisations such as these are often used in ways that keep us stuck, and certainly push the responsibility away from us taking alternative action.
Not every single person in every single organisation every day does it badly, wrongly, or unacceptably.
Being more specific in our language enables us to allow for there to be ‘others’, sometimes the majority, who do not walk that walk, and, instead, talk and walk from a different paradigm.
By focusing on the alternate paradigm we want in our organisations we’ll notice those who live there, and understand how we can be the change we want to see in the world. So long as we believe no one does it that way, we’re giving ourselves an excuse to hide and play small.
What will you choose to do differently?