Permission to Speak - Leadership & Management Podcast
About This Show
The interviews in this video blog loiter roughly at the intersection of ideas about…
Leaders wanting their people to be honest and speak up about how to innovate, improve their organization and better serve their customers...
Technology that naturally facilitates connections and communications between individuals and groups...
Results that serve the higher purpose of an organization while taking into account the way humans work, learn, react and grow.
While loitering and talking about ideas, we also want to have a little fun, share practical advice, and keep it lively so as not bore anyone, especially ourselves!
This podcast is ideal for managers and leaders who want to improve their skills and get better results for their organizational and personal success!
Most Recent Episode
Episode #39 - Yvette Pegues, M. ED, Discusses Giving a Voice to People with Disabilities
7 days ago
Yvette Pegues, M.ED, is a Professional Speaker, Educator, Author, Advocate, Ms. Wheelchair International and the Founder and Chief Transformation Officer of Your Invisible Disability Group.
Yvette works as a Corporate Disability & Diversity Consultant
and she is the host of disAbilityLifeTV.
She is the author of the workbook, The "Art of Adaptability" which is designed to help Newly Disabled & Diagnosed individuals like herself and she is the Co-author of, "My Mommy had Brain Surgery & I'm Okay!" with her young sons, Isaiah and Elijah.
- Yvette shares her story about being diagnosed as an adult with a congenital disease that created a disability
- She also suffers from an invisible cognitive disability
- Diversity of thought is just as important as diversity in the workplace
- Our customers also suffer with disabilities
- Leaders should understand people’s abilities, not just hiring for disabilities
- Publically declare that you’re looking for a diverse workforce
- Build relationships with the organizations in your geographic location that help train and retrain people with disabilities
- 4 out of every 6 people will have a disability at some point in their life
- 75-80% of people with disabilities have invisible disabilities, like depression or cancer or chronic pain
- Apparent disabilities only account for about 15% of those with disabilities
- Recommendation on when to reveal your invisible disability, does it impact your work
- Discuss with you physician, occupational therapist or physical therapist about your limitations
- Fear of job loss and discrimination
- Federal funds are available to those who hire those with disabilities
- Architectural and attitudinal barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace
- We might not understand what’s on the other side of the rules and laws
- It’s about an inclusive tomorrow, not making special exceptions
- It’s important to understand the requirements of the ADA law
- In order to keep from being insensitive to a person with disability, it’s OK to say, “Please tell me what your accommodations are,” and “How can I make this office situation work for you so you can be most successful?”
- It’s no different than asking the same type of question of a new intern/employee
- The question that managers ask behind closed door or are afraid to ask is, “How do we fire someone with a disability?”
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