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Paralympic Games: revealing talents also in companies

France vibrated to the rhythm of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo! French athletes won 54 medals, including 11 gold. Cycling, judo, wheelchair tennis, basketball, wrestling, swimming, archery... the goal of the Blues has been achieved! How can this inspire organizations when we know that the unemployment rate for PWD is twice the national average? Here are three examples (at least) of skills that people with disabilities tend to develop in particular, and which deserve to be identified and exploited in the professional sphere: 1- Emotional Intelligence Because constantly subject to the gaze of others, to interpretations or value judgments, people with singularities develop above-average emotional management skills in terms of resilience, self-acceptance, of the other with their differences and of stepping back. 2- Determination Because everyday life is more difficult, there is a very strong determination, tenacity, commitment, an extraordinary ability to surpass oneself to live and work despite the fatigue, pain / or difficulties inherent in their situation. For example, the extraordinary 1500m of the Djiboutian Omar Hassan Houssein at the London Paralympics in 2012. The only representative of his country at the Paralympic Games, injured in the Achilles tendon, he completed his 1500m in 11 minutes, 7 more than the others competitors, hobbling. But the public was not mistaken, who cheered him on non-stop during his last three laps, saluting the tenacity of this athlete determined to bring honor to his country. 3- Creativity People with disabilities develop treasures of imagination, skill, adaptability and creativity to do with… and to do differently So many talents that our athletes and their exploits make clearly visible but which also exist in a less visible way in all other people with a disability, whether physical, psychological or cognitive... and which therefore invites recruiters to adapt too. to IDENTIFY its potential and overcome the barrier of prejudice… for a more inclusive world.

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