15 million working age Americans have a disability. Only 4 million have jobs.
Much of today's talk about Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) leaves out those with disabilities. Did you know 26% of people worldwide have a disability? My passion is to ensure that disability inclusion is front and center whenever someone talks about DEI. When I wrote Behind Gold Doors-Seven Steps to Create a Disability Inclusive Organization, my goal was to not just provide disability awareness but to give seven steps to help an organization become more disability inclusive. The seven steps are as follows:
Are you diving or merely surviving as a leader when it comes to disability inclusion? See what Jade learns about disability inclusion and how she becomes personally committed to DI in Behind Gold Doors-Seven Steps to Create a Disability Inclusive Organization.
Want even more? See what we have to say about autism awareness. Need a primer on disabilities? Check out Disabilities 101.
So many attributes contribute to a leader earning respect. Words like action-oriented, courageous, and charismatic are frequently used when describing a great leader. But what about when attributes like credibility, integrity, and effort are inconsistent or nonexistent? Quite simply, followers won't want to follow the leader.
Why Don't They Follow Me? describes 12 lessons that every leader needs to learn:
Are you diving or merely surviving as a leader when it comes to getting others to follow you? See more about the 12 leadership lessons to boost your leadership skillls and get people to want to follow you in Why Don't They Follow Me?
Think empowerment and delegation are one in the same? Or maybe you think empowerment equals a frustrating "dump and run". For empowerment to be most effective, it needs to be intentional by specifying the following:
Are you diving or merely surviving as a leader when it comes to empowerment? See what Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Napoleon Bonaparte have to say about intentional empowerment in Behind Gold Doors-Five Legends Offer the Keys to Empowering Leadership.
What's good-enough contentment? Good-enough contentment is about intentionally looking at nine different elements in your life, deciding how important each is to you, what good-enough contentment looks like, and what you need to do to achieve good-enough contentment.
The nine good-enough contentment elements:
Are you diving or merely surviving as a leader when it comes to good-enough contentment? See how a mystical train ride to Chicago teaches Ty about good-enough contentment in Behind Gold Doors-Nine Crucial Elements to Achieve Good-Enough Contentment.
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