• Eric R

Politics. Personal Life. Business

Politics, personal life, and business intersect. To think that they do not is naive. The events over the past week here in the US have and will change the lives of many.

During our team standup today, we discussed the overturning of #RoeVsWade. I decided to take a clear stand and let all women know that I support them and their choice. As a father and husband, this hits close to home and I want my daughter to have the same rights as those that came before her, basic rights as a human and woman, and not be discriminated against due to her sex and gender.

The challenge is that not everyone supports this stance and it's very possible that I offended women and men on my team. That being said, I believe people appreciate leaders who have the courage to take a stand and adopt a firm position, even if they don't agree with it.

Was it the right thing to do in a business setting? I'm not sure, however it was the right thing to do with my team at this time and when I'm asking them to be vulnerable and bring their full self to work, I need to do the same.

As Brené Brown says, we need more leaders who are committed to courageous, wholehearted leadership and who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts.

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