Business executives and senior managers must reassess their own leadership styles and engage the importance that disability plays in their organizational growth.
Over the years, business leadership has been around employment, hiring practices, developing a pipeline of gainful employment, and creating a new generation of persons with disabilities that are part of the consumers' chain to help increase innovation for the technology-driven economy. Although this area is very important, an aspect that continues to lack enough inclusion is the element of leadership. In an era of real change, there are enormous shifts not only in how we work but where we work and the impact of technological advancement will not only redefine the potential opportunities for both the general employee as well as potential candidates with disabilities, it will bring them closer together like never before. Business executives and senior managers must reassess their own leadership styles and engage the importance that disability plays in their organizational growth.
Disability as a tool for leadership is still foreign to most companies’ strategic plans, however, the goal in this decade will be to illustrate how this type of thinking will help improve business strategy and quality of business leadership. Business leaders, most of the time, share a progressive mindset, and by utilizing a disability framework their main goal is to find pathways to acquire a new vision and explore new progressive opportunities in areas yet to be explored.
The influence of leadership is more important than ever at this time. As the presidential election close-in upon us, and as the Americans with Disabilities Act grow into a 30 years existence, even with the great speed of inclusive global market, there is going to be changes in business leadership framework and business leaders will have to not just keep pace with the changes but get totally involve in becoming the trendsetters by guiding their various institutions into becoming inclusive and more productive.