So you want to be disruptive and innovative, eh?
You fools. I’m barely disruptive, but when I write something different, people say things like:
1. Oh, Laurie!
2. Isn’t she something?
3. Gotta love her!
It’s so condescending and meant to diminish my contributions. It’s beyond cynical — and sometimes rooted in the institutional sexism in my industry.
Oh. Fucking. Well.
I chose this path. I brush dirt off my shoulder on a daily basis. I can do this because I have good mentors who lead by example. But I can’t tell you how many times people tell me that they’re longing to be recognized as more disruptive and innovative at work — especially in human resources and recruiting.
Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).
Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC. She’s working on her next book about fixing work due out in 2020.