Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What's Behind the Label

What’s Behind the Label

We often see the label and stop.  We love labels.  And we love to slap labels on things and people.

Especially people.

And that is tragic.

There is always a person behind the label.  A person who has hopes and dreams, desires, and a measure of talent. 

You’ve brought that individual into your organization, and now what?  Somebody gets a ‘feeling’ about them and attempts to short-circuit their career.  Maybe shelve them before their ripening time has come.

All because of a label.  One thing I know – in this disposable society in which we live, we cannot treat men and women as disposable.  We need individuals who have a knack for drawing a person out, for finding the fire within and helping those individuals we once labeled as ‘optional’.

There is always a person behind any label.  What are we going to do about that?

This is what is on my mind today.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Hope

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