Management Outside the Box

How Having an Autistic Daughter Has Made me a Better Manager

Lisa Walker | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Business
Lisa Walker

My daughter Charlotte's unique way of thinking about life has made me realize that not everyone sees things the way you expect them to, and that has opened me up to a much richer perspective in my management responsibilities. As a local general manager with public relations agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies, I have some employees who, like Charlotte, don't always follow the rules. I love working with these people, but it isn't always intuitive.