Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential ingredients for creating a high-performing culture of connection, belonging, and trust.
But … very tangibly … how do we do it?
Thanks to Meg, my current favorite way to weave a more inclusive and empathetic mindset into our language and actions is to add “for me” to the end of our sentences (out loud or in your mind). Examples:
- This is not expensive (for me).
- This project was really easy (for me).
- Fear for my safety going out at night is not an issue (for me).
- Working 60-80 hours a week isn’t a big deal (for me).
Two tiny words—that’s all it is, but those two words completely changed how I think about the entire topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Really, it has shifted how I interact and see people day to day.
Now, I expect there might be lots of opinions on this topic…and I’d love to hear them all! Please, please drop a comment after watching the video to let me know what you think. Asking for different opinions and beliefs is one small—but important—part of tuning into the diversity that exists all around us.
Toward real connection—online and off,
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PPS – If you’re not sure how to even start this conversation, you can check out these two videos below for some deeper suggestions on the “topic of tough topics.”