Mar 21 2017

The word "my" is toxic in the workplace for leaders.

It implies ownership. It implies dominance. It implies a team of sub-ordinands. It implies singular ownership. It implies hierarchy.

It's easy to say, and it feels good to say.

My team. My project. My initiative. My feature. My test.

The words we use day-to-day evoke emotion.

Some alternatives: The team. This project. Our initiative. The feature. The test.