Good questions can unlock problems and solutions. Focusing on the right problem is worth the time it takes to figure it out.
From the Blog on Change
Our dog stands on his blanket, grabs the edge in his mouth, and attempts to pull it out the door. His own weight makes it impossible to move.
Leadership is about clarity and courage, not shirking responsibility. This is true in politics, organisations, and teams no matter what sector of work you are in.
One of the most powerful (and usually free) actions available to us, is to consider who we hang out with. And we can convene the space to find the others.
Asking for equality when the current system setup works for people like you, isn’t asking for equality. It’s asking for continued inequality and discrimination
Decorating a birthday cake with young children is chaotic. Sprinkles, glitter, chocolate chips go everywhere. And so it goes with change.
Shifting from generosity to suspicion is subtle. We forget too that 99% of people are honest, good, and want to feed their family like we do.
Perhaps one of the skills to learn, as your seniority grows in an organisation, is to be quiet. Not absence, but quietness.
Part of being human is being biased, but this is not an excuse for us to have the same biases all our lives. However, shame is not needed, it is unhelpful.