Words Matter (An Apology)
Challengers call forth learning and growth – and we have had several readers do just that in response to the title of today’s blog “Slavery to Goals.”
We are humbled and a little ashamed that our enthusiasm for our first “Reader’s Story” blog overshadowed our sensitivity to the title that we assigned to it.
While we are huge supporters of the need for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion education (and TED* is used by some in that work), this is a painful reminder of our own unconscious blinders and the need for more awareness.
Language does matter.
We sincerely apologize to any and all who were triggered, offended, or caught off guard by the poor use of our language in the title.
We are also grateful to one reader who sent us an eye-opening Harvard Business Review article on “How to Identify and Eliminate Exclusionary Language at Work.”
And… we hope you can revisit R.J.’s story about how TED* helped him move from being “tethered” to the goals he set as a young man to being untethered and focused on Outcomes. This is an example of the kinds of stories we want to hear.