Stand up for coworkers and friends who are neurodivergent, even if you aren’t disclosing your own neurodivergence. Show them that they are seen and understood. (The fact is, you are a success, not despite your differences. Probably because of them!) Your abilities—hyper-focus, empathy, big picture and critical thinking, have propelled you to the top. Everyone needs small wins, but people struggling to find their place in the workplace need them even more. In my opinion, as a Rebel Talent, it is your duty to be that helper who makes it easier to climb the ladder of success. Come on, we know you're out there. One in five adults has a learning difference or ADD.
Denise Brodey, Rebel Talent founder, in her office.