Artist, Trainer, Lecturer
What makes a good leader?
A good leader enables and empowers, listens, endeavours to bear witness to the humanity of the situation and is prepared to be challenged and acknowledge that they are only human themselves and maybe wrong - they may need to ask for help themselves. They are at once the sapling bending with the wind and the mighty oak that stands firm against it. They instill self believe, affirm the essence of self - esteem/confidence etc. They know when to hold your hand and when to let you go it alone, the understand the best way to get the best out of you and the situation - in a none exploitative, inclusive, way. A sled-man knows his dogs and understands the snow and ice.
Is leadership different for disabled people?
We are a sum of our parts and we carry our psychological heritage with us. Internalisation of the external world is inevitable, it's how we come to terms with it when we can that counts.
Do disabled people experience barriers to leadership that non disabled people don’t experience?
It's 2008 and we still need legislation to stop discrimination - doesn't that answer the question in itself?