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Juan Delgado

Juan Delgado

What makes a good leader?

A good leader has an exemplary character which will inspire others; someone who is enthusiastic and confident about their work or cause and also about their role as leader. In situations of uncertainty, a good leader will function in an orderly and purposeful manner, remaining calm and keeping the main goal in focus.

Is leadership different for disabled people?

Having an impairment brings the experience of leadership to a different perspective as notions of inclusion and understanding are taken more on board. Having experienced exclusion, the leader's vision should make a significant difference encouraging different values towards his/her team based on awareness and determination.

Do disabled people experience barriers to leadership that non disabled people don’t experience?

Definitely, I have attended many meetings in which all my efforts were focused on trying to hear what people were saying or copying with background noise as my communication requirements were not met missing a valuable and constructive time.