Let’s Set the Standard

This election has seemed to create greater than normal animosity and conflict.  I made a conscious effort to avoid public political statements on social media out of respect for those who may not agree with me.  It’s important that we are able to work with a wide range of people.  If we do make statements, they should be respectful.

Why do we allow political discourse to be so negative?

If someone is applying for a job with me, I want to hear what they can bring to the table that will be good for my company.  I won’t hire someone who criticizes their last employer, talks about what they see wrong with my employees, or shows signs of a “poke them in the eye” attitude.  I want to hear about their skills, their experience, and their vision for how they can make a difference.  I’m not going to hire them if I discover they have lied to me.

Why don’t we set the same standards for our elected officials?  Why don’t we expect them to stay positive and tell us what they are going to do that will be better?  Let’s set that standard ourselves in how we speak to one another about “politics”.  Let’s be respectful, thoughtful and willing to work with a wide range of people.

Written by: Holly L. Gibbons, President, Gibbons Business Solutions, LLC

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