Are the Words We Use Driven by Unconscious Bias?

Unconscious bias is present in our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. Even the most well-intentioned of us harbor biases we are largely, if not entirely, unaware of. These biases can impact our decision making when it comes to hiring and firing, promotions and business partnerships. As the term suggests, unconscious bias isn’t easy to identify, even on a macro level. That’s why it’s always useful to see empirical examples of how this phenomenon manifests itself. Lessons in the Language In “The Different Words We Use to Describe Male and Female Leaders,” an article for Harvard Business Review, authors David G. Smith, Judith E. Rosenstein and Margaret C. Nikolov used data analysis t

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