Commonly used interchangeably, inspiration and motivation are separate things. Inspiration is emotional drive while motivation stimulates action. Inspiration can be used as a motivator, but motivation is based upon reward. To properly motivate, it is imperative to examine the wants and needs of a team in a full picture approach. The state of the world and economy being as they are, most people are struggling, both financially and emotionally. Jobs seem scarce; money is tight; and work-life balance is an obscure myth trying to juggle responsibilities, relationships, and self-care. …


It is well-known that children with autism benefit from having environments that meet their sensory needs. However, creating friendly sensory environments can be beneficial for a variety of people across many locations. Workplaces, school settings and home environments with friendly sensory supports can help those with autism not only be more productive, but also more comfortable.

There are 2 types of sensory processing types: sensory seeking and sensory avoiding. Each of these can have an important implication for productivity levels and comfort levels.

Sensory Seeking

Those who are sensory seeking prefer an environment that awakens the senses. Those who are sensory seeking…


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain populations in the United States have been disproportionately affected due to a general distrust in the COVID-19 vaccine, health practices that do not serve the population adequately, and socioeconomic conditions that put them at greater risk.

The indigenous, African American and Latinx communities in the United States suffered from high rates of virus transmission and death, which emphasizes the need for inclusion in vaccine trials and dissemination. …


While they’re in school, people on the autism spectrum usually receive at least some of the services that they need. However, there’s this sort of “cliff” of services after high school graduation. Once people on the spectrum graduate from high school, the number of services readily accessed tends to decrease from an average of six to almost no access at all.

A few, such as job training, are readily available. However, those on the spectrum and their caregivers often have difficulty accessing them. The biggest issue seems to lie in being able to access needed medical services , occupational services…


The world is moving to a different phase. This new phase is inclusion and the maximization of value by each member of society. This transition should have some friction in between but it will certainly create much value for all involved. The idea is that each member of society can bring immense value if given the choice and the chance to do so.

The unfortunate point is that individuals may not have the choice as traditional hiring environments will look at various demographics in different ways. One critical demographic that individuals must pay attention to is those that are disabled…


Children act just like soft clay; we can mold them in any form according to the environment, love, the affection they receive, and things they are taught. Apart from physical well-being, the emotional strength and emotional well-being of children are essential as well. The elements they will learn in their childhood will reflect in adulthood when they become independent personalities of themselves.

This is crucial for individuals to be aware of as they progress in the world today. Individuals must be able to navigate different situations as they collaborate with others. …


The truth of the matter is that each individual has different ways of learning and engaging within the world today. It is necessary to understand this so that people can have a good quality of life and increase their engagement as they progress to each stage in their journey.

This is a crucial factor to think about for children and youths in the educational system. But it is even more important when it comes to those who have autism.

While most instructors concur that no formula exists for teaching any individual child, there are unquestionably a few rules that can…


The global business climate is arguably more dynamic and volatile today than it has been at any other time in history. Think of the famous quote by the American scholar and organizational consultant Warren G. Bennis :

“In life, change is inevitable. In business, change is vital.”

He also noted that some aspects of change for a business model are good while others can easily go the wrong way and spell disaster for a once-thriving enterprise.

Examples of companies today that seem endlessly nimble and able to adapt to change are Google, Amazon, Airbnb, IBM, and Ola. Others have been…


Creating a diverse workplace is an essential part of developing a company culture that is innovative and inclusive. To successfully build a diverse group of employees, you have to start with your hiring process. There is no way to create an inclusive organization without first making sure that you are recruiting talent with diverse experiences and backgrounds. Here are some practices that you can implement to ensure your hiring process is fair and considers all kinds of people for each position.

It’s important to educate every member of your company on being welcoming and friendly towards many different people, but…


Being compassionate is one of the most vital traits that any leader can possess. Now more than ever, people want compassion and understanding from the people they work for and with. The last year has been incredibly trying for most people; having empathy for everyone’s circumstances lets them know that you understand their struggles and want to help.

Compassion has often been considered a nonessential leadership trait since it is a ‘soft’ or social skill. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that being compassionate with your team encourages them to confide in you and more readily share their problems and…

Russ Ewell

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

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