Identity matters—it’s not something to be hidden away or left at the door when you arrive at work.
It used to be (and unfortunately still is in many organizations) that when you come to work, your job description and duties were the only things that mattered. Personal business never belonged at work. You left practically all of your identity at the door—your queerness, blackness, femaleness, kids, religion, all the things besides your job skills that make you a whole person. Work and home were never to mix.
But what if we reverse that mindset as leaders and instead, welcome the mix?