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How to Integrate Inclusive Language into Your Leadership Role and Organization with Jackie Ferguson

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Jackie Ferguson is one of those people that you hope to meet during your career. She is deeply passionate about her work, making a difference, helping leaders and companies create a more inclusive environment, and so much more...
 
In this episode of the B2B Leadership podcast, Jackie and I dug into how inclusive language plays a critical role in leadership.
 
I took away some incredible insights and I think you will too.
In this episode...

0:31 - What is The Diversity Movement? -
Jackie explains her role and mission at The Diversity Movement
1:25 - High-level view - In Jackie's experience, where do most organizations fall in terms of their diversity journey?
3:03 - Jackie's backstory - Jackie details the experiences that brought her to where she is today.
7:50 - The power of words - Jackie gives additional insight into how leaders can use communication to develop trust.
11:47 - Progress, not perfection - Should you explicitly tell your team that you're working on using more inclusive language?
16:29 - Inadvertent offensive language - How can leaders be more aware of the types of words they're using around different people?
22:49 - Ladies and Gentlemen - How should leaders approach using more inclusive language?
25:32 - Mr. and Mrs. - Jackie outlines the evolution of inclusive alternatives to use in place of commonly used colloquial phrases.
30:25 - Invisible illnesses - Jackie explains what this means and how to properly address specific situations.
33:29 - Normal person - What makes this phrase less inclusive than you might think, and what are better alternatives to use?
40:48 - Where to learn more - Jackie offers free resources and a place to connect with her.

Connect with Jackie Ferguson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thejackieferguson/

Learn more about The Diversity Movement at https://thediversitymovement.com/

Get a copy of the Inclusive Language Handbook: https://theinclusivelanguagehandbook.com/

Learn more about your own leadership style at:
https://www.leadershipmba.com/

 

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