Let's talk about the side of America and the American workplace that no one wants to: the misogynistic side. Just as America was built on the brains and backs of black people, it was birthed from the wombs, works, and wisdom of women. Why do we treat those we owe so much to so poorly? Will that forever be an inherent human flaw?
Your pride is important. But know when you need to put it to the side and when you need to say "This is something I won't budge on." You cannot not budge on everything and everything cannot go your way. That is juvenile.
"There's beauty in the struggle." -- J. Cole The other day, I posted about loving a product more than the process it takes to reach said product. Processes are painful. Sometimes they require molding. Sometimes they require pruning. But they always require change. And change that is true and measurable is going to cause pain. … Continue reading Getting the Discipline
Can you change the culture? Certainly. Should the culture be changed? Possibly, but at what cost?
Every day, there is an opportunity to improve. When you stop seeing things that way, you're done growing.
Being in a field for a long time doesn't make you a leader. And, in a day and age where I have the ability to read whatever I need to in order to understand the basic processes of a role, it is more important for me to invest time in developing integrity and leadership as opposed to the technical skills that can be learned.
I don't ask that we make the work environments or the United States or the Americas or the world great again. I ask that we just work on making them better.