Pronouns: what they reveal about your leadership
Pronouns are an outright indication of how a person needs to be addressed and referred to. They are most typically he/him, she/her, and they/them although there are a few variations.
The closest thing we can compare this to is if you worked your tail off to earn your Ph.D. or other doctorates, and your co-workers and management keep referring to you as Mrs. Smith instead of Dr. Smith. It’s just disrespectful and rude. And like all rude behavior, it says something about who you are when you engage in it.
Therefore it really says something about a company when we look at how they engage with Pronouns. In fact, in the three levels of engagement, we see a distinct correlation between Pronoun usage and overall inclusivity.
Level One is based on Ignorance and its root word, Ignore. It is easy for us to ignore what we are ignorant of. However, our...