Playing favorites is failing to see that we are treating someone differently, maybe even unfairly
The question isn’t “do we play favorites – like some people over others, treat some people differently than others”? As humans we do tend to do that – the question should be “are we aware of this and the impact it has”? As leaders this can have a significant impact and as I talk about in this week’s Vlog post possible toxic consequences in the workplace. Again, it comes down to personal self-awareness, watching for our unconscious bias. As a coach I work with my client’s on finding what these may be and then how to mitigate them.
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