How dyslexia became my management superpower

Written by Mark Rowland Monday 10 January 2022
Once Luke Birkett CMgr MCMI was ashamed of his dyslexia. Now he believes it boosts his leadership abilities
A portrait of Luke Birkitt

Luke Birkett CMgr MCMI was diagnosed with dyslexia while at secondary school. An enthusiastic learner in primary school, his grades and concentration had been plummeting. His dyslexia was mild – he could read and write – but it made the academic approach to learning favoured by his school difficult to grasp.

Watch the video: Listen to Luke speaking about his experiences

His dyslexia was a source of shame; he saw it as a learning disability. “I hid my condition for a lot of my school and college life and then even into the start of my management career,” he says. “I was ashamed of it because I thought I might be seen as stupid.”

Keep reading to find out about how Luke transformed his prospects through management development


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