Recently I wrote a post about Eliud Kipchoge who became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours. I said that his natural body type was part of the reason he was successful. All this is true.
The mistake I made was that I talked about him being from Kenya and used “they” instead of “him” as though everyone in Kenya has a runner’s body.
Of course that is a ridiculous assumption. When I realized what I had written I changed the wording to recognize the individual.
It’s very easy to get trapped in labeling groups of people whether that has to do with country, race, gender, financial status, religion, etc.
As leaders, how can we make sure that we recognize and uphold the good in each individual?
Last modified: November 20, 2020