I’m finding myself less and less precluded by a concern with offending people.

It’s not that I have a lot of offensive or controversial thoughts to share, but it’s interesting to view myself now as compared to the way I was when I had a job.

Everything came back to reputation, and the ultimate fear (in the back of my mind) was getting fired for some controversial act or statement.

That’s no way to live life.

Glad that’s over.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.