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  • 1. Brian presents Patrick Real About Diversitywww.brianpatrickjensen.com ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 2. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Until I did it for me 25 years in HR overseeing employment of thousands and NEVER, not once…. ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 3. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Until I did it for me … Hire, assist  1,000 areto“deaf”.  About 2 to 4 per About 2 4 per 1,000 are “deaf”. person who is  severelyper 1,000 are  9 to 22 per 1,000 are 9 to 22 deaf or hard  Anywhere from 37 to severely HH or deaf. HH or deaf.  Anywhere from 37 to of hearing* 140 per 1,000 some 140 per 1,000 some kind of hearing loss. kind of hearing loss. * U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 4. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Until I did it for me  Tone deaf since child  Tone deaf since child  SSHL (left) 2006  SSHL (left) 2006  Hearing aids fine until  Hearing aids fine until Spring 2010, then… Spring 2010, then…  Vertigo, balance illness,  Vertigo, balance illness, “Mr. Jensen is effectively deaf.” major bilateral declines major bilateral declines Doylestown Hospital-ENT  “Effectively deaf” 7/9/10  “Effectively deaf” 7/9/10 audiology report on 7/9/2010 ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 5. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity HRVP essential functions  Interviewing  Media, writing  Training  Benefits / comp  Client “shows”  Broker / negotiate  Field dispatch  Exec coaching  EE counseling  MBWA, safety  Meetings  SP/Exec facilitation ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 6. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity And I didn’t know… In July 2010, only 41% of individuals with a disability who were age 21 to 64 were employed, down from nearly 46 percent in 2005. ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 7. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity And I didn’t know… Adults age 21 to 64 with disabilities had median monthly earnings of $1,961, while those with no disability earned an average of $2,724. ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 8. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity And I didn’t know… Ultimate Diversity: Each disability is HUGELY different from the next Individual uniqueness Job, task, role uniqueness ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 9. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity But I did know the…  unexpected  unhappy  unwanted  unprepared  unpleasant  uncharted  unsettling  unrelenting  unlucky  unimagined ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 10. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 11. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 12. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 13. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Fit for Duty Analysis ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 14. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity HRVP essential functions  Interviewing  Media, writing  Training  Benefits / comp  Client “shows”  Broker / negotiate  Field dispatch  Exec coaching  EE counseling  MBWA, safety  Meetings  SP/Exec facilitation ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 15. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Resilient leaders… 1 Avoid optimism trap 2 Stare down hard reality 3 Find higher meaning 4 Visualize the extraordinary 5 Take specific action ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 16. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Avoid optimism trap  Hard-wired optimism* is denial in disguise *People hugely underestimate chances of getting divorced, losing a job and being diagnosed ill while overestimating personal achievement, family fortune and life span. -Time Magazine: The Science of Optimism ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 17. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Stare down hard reality  Colleagues not sure I understand them  Don’t know when I don’t know  Get exponentially less information  I am more isolated; talk to less people  Interpreting visual cues is exhausting  Lip reading seems impossible  Doing job is far more difficult  Successful career stopped in tracks  Feel sick and off balance a lot ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 18. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Find a higher meaning ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 19. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Personal reality is…  World is literally more vivid  My eye sight has improved  Greater insight into others  Inspired by others’ feedback  Improved writing and reading skills  More connected with my kids ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 20. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Real About Diversity Business reality is… Employees learn new tools/skills I get to hone my best strengths Captions add value to me & clients New and enhanced networks Company embraces diversity Great marketing potential Accomplishment more rewarding ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 21. www.brianpatrickjensen.com Visualize the extraordinary Nothing heals as vision! ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)
  • 22. Brian presents Patrick Real About Diversitywww.brianpatrickjensen.com ©Brian Patrick Jensen (All Rights Reserved 2012)