Episode 83

Ludmila Praslova: Tapping into our brainpower

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Do you know somebody with autism, ADHD, a development delay or Tourette’s? If you do, how well are they doing at work or indeed are they at work? Leaders have a responsibility to ensure conditions are flexible and enabling in their organisation or the job market to people with all aspects of neurodiversity.

My guest in this episode, Ludmila Praslova, makes a convincing case for the benefits of more inclusion and belonging for all. Describing the damage caused by feeling excluded, leading to anxiety and for some people to take their own life. It doesn’t have to be this way. It shouldn’t be this way. So, listen and learn from Ludmila on this important topic. You’ll hear about:

  • What neurodiversity means in practice
  • How prevalent is neurodiversity?
  • Neurodivergent people’s workplace experience
  • Why neurodivergent people are bullied more
  • The response of HR leaders to neurodivergence
  • Matching and crafting
  • Creating the conditions for people to share
  • The challenge of dealing with diversity
  • Where to start to make change?
  • Misconceptions about neurodivergence
  • The impact Ludmila wants to have on the world
  • What does Ludmila’s best day look like?

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Strategic Leader.

More about Ludmila

Ludmila Praslova is Professor of Psychology and the founding Director of Graduate Programs in Organisational Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California. Prior to her academic career, she built and led successful intercultural relations programs in global organisations.

Her current consulting is focused on supporting organisations in creating systemic inclusion informed by an understanding of neurodiversity. Her other areas of expertise include organisational culture assessment and change. She is a member of the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024, a cohort of 30 up-and-coming thinkers whose ideas are predicted to shape management in the coming years.

“Match someone well to a job and they can do it without any adjustments.”

Ludmila Praslova, Professor of Psychology, Vanguard University of Southern California

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

03.31 What neurodiversity means in practice.
07.25 How prevalent is neurodiversity?
10.56 Neurodivergent people’s workplace experience.
14.24 Why neurodivergent people are bullied more.
17.54 The response of HR leaders to neurodivergence.
23.38 Matching and crafting.
29.02 Creating the conditions for people to share.
32.24 The challenge of dealing with diversity.
36.48 Where to start to make change?
39.46 Misconceptions about neurodivergence.
41.55 The impact Ludmila wants to have on the world.
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