Inherent dignity is a concept that is often misunderstood. It is more than just respect, it is an attribute that we are born with, our inherent value and worth. When people are not allowed to grow, their dignity suffers. This is because inherent dignity and growth are closely intertwined. When people’s dignity is under threat and they are unable to grow, they resist change. As a leader, it is important to recognize the inherent dignity of your team members and create a culture that fosters growth and development.

Maintaining our inherent dignity is a primary concern for most of us, especially when we feel under pressure or threatened. It is a reflection of our sense of “Being” and “Identity”. In fact, when faced with a life-threatening situation, our primary concerns are our existence, identity, and inherent dignity. As a leader, it is important to create an environment that supports the inherent dignity of your team members. This means recognizing their value and worth, fostering growth and development, and creating a culture of respect and inclusion. By doing so, you can help your team members thrive and reach their full potential.