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How Can Leaders Achieve Work - Life Balance and Manage Stress?
How Can Leaders Achieve Work - Life Balance and Manage Stress?

As part of the Caribbean Leadership Project’s (CLP) over-arching objective to develop a dynamic, integrated and renewable community of adaptive leaders to transform the public services of the Region, we have produced a series of short videos on...

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Leading in Crisis
Leading in Crisis

Exactly one month after the catastrophic impact of Tropical Storm Erika on our beloved Nature Island of Dominica, when I thought nothing else could be worse, I was hit by a whirlwind - the tail of which knocked me off my feet. No book or case...

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Do Over - Rebuilding Broken Working Relationships
Do Over - Rebuilding Broken Working Relationships

The ability to continuously develop and improve working relationships (with employees, peers, supervisor, clients and other stakeholders) is at the core of adaptive leadership practice within organisations.  

More often than not, conflicts arise...

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Fatness and Fitness
Fatness and Fitness

We should always encourage our colleagues and employees to do regular checks for some of the risk factors for good health, including blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol measurements.  This triad of testing will help determine if you or...

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Best Employee Benefit – Good Leadership
Best Employee Benefit – Good Leadership

It is an often quoted maxim in leadership and HR literature in recent times – employees don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. “A Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults revealed that one in two had left their job to get away from their manager to improve...

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes?
Walk a Mile in My Shoes?

How often do we really put ourselves in another person’s position and walk a mile in their shoes?

Recently a friend had leg surgery and during her recuperation spent time “mobility challenged”. For the first few weeks she was in a wheelchair,...

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Change the Job or Change the Job
Change the Job or Change the Job

In 2015, I was diagnosed with heart failure at the age of 41. At the time, I held a very senior and very stressful position in the Government of Jamaica. The heart failure came at the end of a series of health issues, including hypertension and...

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Research Ethics Committees are Crucial for Health Research
Research Ethics Committees are Crucial for Health Research

As a leader in society, you probably never gave thought to the nexus between productivity, health, and research ethics committees.  Well, you are now being called upon to spread the word!  We all should know what is crucial to research in...

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Work-Life: Balance or Conflict?
Work-Life: Balance or Conflict?

The recent video of Professor Kelly in South Korea attempting to conduct an interview for BBC from his home office when his children bounced into the room, went viral (over 20 million hits) for a reason.

Many of us could relate to his attempt to...

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Treating Sickle Cell Disease with Gene Therapy
Treating Sickle Cell Disease with Gene Therapy

A relatively high percentage of persons in our Caribbean populations are afflicted with sickle cell disease, and so it is very likely that, as a leader in business, at least one member of your staff, their family or your family is affected by...

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The Right to Bare Arms? Who Should Set Dress Codes?
The Right to Bare Arms? Who Should Set Dress Codes?

Two women colleagues recently sent me a newspaper article about a woman being refused entry to an office and a business meeting in Barbados because she was wearing a sleeveless dress.[1]

The security guard in the office building requested that...

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GIS: The New Sherlock Holmes
GIS: The New Sherlock Holmes

National and global security are areas of concern that resonate in development policies and programmes, including Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, otherwise known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 16 of 17 SDGs speaks to...

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Why Stakeholder Management?
Why Stakeholder Management?

The flight of geese in formation demonstrates cooperation, support and effective   leadership.   In a similar manner, these attributes are necessary for coordinating stakeholders for organizational success. If you are a leader, there is a high...

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 Grandparents Live Longer When Helping Grandchildren
Grandparents Live Longer When Helping Grandchildren

As leaders in society, we ought to pass on valuable health information to our staff, family members, and to as many persons as possible within our sphere of influence. We know that eating right and exercising for 30 minutes each day consistently...

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Do Gender Values Limit Future Growth and Development?
Do Gender Values Limit Future Growth and Development?

Due to shifts in the global economy from trade and technology, the global economy is rapidly changing. New industries, which require different skills and mindsets, are popping up; old industries are changing or disappearing altogether.

Does...

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Addressing Unconscious Biases in the Workplace
Addressing Unconscious Biases in the Workplace

If we are all honest, we would have to confess that we each have our biases and preferences. It is part of being human. Sometimes people are conscious of their biases, but oftentimes, biases operate at the unconscious level. These unconscious...

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Diversity and Inclusion: Invite Someone New to Dance!
Diversity and Inclusion: Invite Someone New to Dance!

Do you tend to feel most comfortable with people like yourself, or do you seek out others who are different?  

Discussions of diversity and inclusion surround us as the world becomes more international, as challenges to internationalism arise,...

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Unearthing On-the -Job Learning in Organisations
Unearthing On-the -Job Learning in Organisations

The 70:20:10 rule of learning and development purports that 70% of organisational learning takes place on the job. Twenty percent of learning is supported by coaching and mentoring type learning programmes, while formal learning and development...

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Preventing Workplace Violence
Preventing Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is increasingly and unfortunately becoming a challenge in many workplaces globally, as well as in the Caribbean region. This is a by-product of increasing levels of mental health challenges and crime, among other challenges in...

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Reduce the Risk of Cancer by Exercising
Reduce the Risk of Cancer by Exercising

If you were told that exercise will cut your risk for 13 cancers, would it encourage you to begin regular exercising?   If you were told that the intensity and length of exercise needed to prevent cancer would vary with the type of cancer, would...

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