Being a leader comes with a myriad of responsibilities. Indeed, as they are the ones in charge of managing an entire team on their own, leaders are usually held to high expectations and expected to set a good example. However, No one is perfect and even experienced leaders struggle with some mistakes during their career path. On that premise, the following article presents some common mistakes that leaders make.

Lacking humility

While holding a position of power is imperative for an individual’s ego, it is important that leaders recognize their own shortcomings. …


One of the most important lessons you will ever teach your child is about inclusion. It’s crucial that your child learns about tolerance and diversity in the world. They need to understand that others may be different than them, but they are just as special.

If your child says they don’t want to invite a certain friend to their party because they may act weird, dig for the real concern. You can explain to your child that just because a person may act differently doesn’t mean they are “weird.” You can remind your child that they don’t need to focus…


In the United States, there are currently more people with disabilities than the population, which makes finding work more difficult. The future of hiring continues to be in the direction of disability inclusion. The White House Office of Social and Disability Services outlines plans to ensure that by the year 2021, there will be more people with disabilities applying for employment than those who are not. By having the right people in the office, companies will be more likely to hire individuals with disabilities.

One of the most significant barriers to hiring disabled individuals is the stigma. Many people believe…


Ways to Encourage Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

The foundation of a successful company is team innovation. It is what aids the company in growing and what distinguishes it from its competition. That being said, it takes a lot of effort from companies to get their team members to think in a creative way. On that premise, the following article presents ways that will help companies promote innovation and creativity in their teams.

Make the employees feel involved

When employees are kept in the loop on the company’s challenges and strategies, when they are invited to give their input…


Any special education teacher or paraprofessional who provides instruction to students with autism can attest to the chaotic nature of the classroom that can often seem to take over — despite the best practices of the responsible adults in the room.

Exciting new hands-on research shows that the at-school behavior of children with autism can be transformed by practicing one or more mindfulness techniques.

Here, we will delve into the best mindfulness practices that work for restoring order and calm both in the minds of children with autism and in the classroom environment.

CIRCLE OF CONTROL

The axiom that you should only focus…


Creating a positive impact as a leader can improve outcomes and motivate employees. A positive environment helps people look forward to getting the job done and being a part of a team. Leaders set the tone for the environment, but here are some ways any leader can make a positive impact on their team.

Impact by Example

One of the most effective ways to make a positive impact as a leader is to lead by example. Modeling appropriate behavior, such as arriving at work and meetings on time, can help reinforce rules. Leaders can make an even bigger impact by modeling the type…


People with disabilities and their advocates have spent years pushing for a requirement that medical schools begin to specifically train students on treating people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It may come as a surprise, however, there is currently no standard for such training in the medical community.

In 2019 two proposals were made that would have established a mandate on the standard curriculum of medical schools to include training on the treatment of developmental and intellectual disabilities. …


It is very common for people to mistakenly believe that diversity equates to inclusivity when in fact, the two are not synonymous. Inclusion centers on people feeling valued, accepted, and respected while diversity involves a number of different characteristics, such as a person’s gender, age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Although companies in every industry have been promoting diversity in the workplace for years it is imperative that human resource departments are ensuring that not only are the work environments diverse but that employees are experiencing a consistent sense of inclusivity.

Diversity is viewed as a wonderful asset to a business’s…


While it is of the utmost importance to recognize the existence of disabilities and the absolute need for accessibility and representation, it is also important to take the time to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have disabilities.

One major controversy among the disabled community is the lack of true representation on a number of levels. For instance, all too often non-disabled actors and actresses are cast to play disabled characters while actual disabled actors are left disappointed and struggling to find work. The lack of representation in the disabled community is nothing new. …


According to the research by the First 5 Center for Children’s Policy, families often have to wait for months or even years before receiving the formal diagnosis necessary to begin receiving services. Such delays can be very detrimental to some children as there are often critical windows of time in which interventions for specific conditions such as Rett’s Syndrome or autism are most effective.

Bureaucratic Delays

Notwithstanding the increases in postponements of services because of the pandemic that prevent children’s interactions with professionals or doctors, the chief reasons for delays are the bureaucratic inefficiencies and complexity of a state’s system…

Russ Ewell

Russ Ewell is Founder Hope Technology Group, E-Soccer, and Digital Scribbler Inc. | www.leaddiff.com

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