In private, you can be insensitive and stupid. When your responsibilities exceed your own person, like representing your company, a company, a people or a concept … it is critical to engage a thought process akin to a quality inspection, before you open your mouth.
We have seen countless politicians, business moguls, and celebrities make their careers disappear with one opinion or ill-fated phrase.
Employment lesson: Engage your brain to do an “acceptability check” on what you are going to say, before you do. It could not only save your career, but your personal reputation and that of your organization. Think twice, speak once.