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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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To be a Better Leader in 2017 (and beyond) – Focus on Teamwork
To be a Better Leader in 2017 (and beyond) – Focus on Teamwork

As 2017 commences, and resolutions are made, why not consider setting your sights on becoming a better leader? One of the most effective ways to become a better leader is to focus on the team that you are leading. If your team isn’t working...

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A Harmonized Approach to Public Sector Transformation
A Harmonized Approach to Public Sector Transformation

 

The Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) and the Latin American Centre of Administration for Development (CLAD) are regional organizations with similar functions; to support and promote the exchange of good practices for...

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Are You Supervising Your Parents?!
Are You Supervising Your Parents?!

In the past I have talked about the challenges of managing different generations of people with diverse expectations and cultures in the workplace. But lately I have been hearing about other inter-generational issues.

Older workers increasingly...

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It Starts with Recruitment and Selection!
It Starts with Recruitment and Selection!

In my early days of HR training, the mantra that was taught was that job design was the building block for HR Management, as it informed the recruitment and selection process, performance and compensation management, among other HR functions....

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Happy Holidays from the Caribbean Leadership Project
Happy Holidays from the Caribbean Leadership Project
Please note that CLP's Regional Project Office will be closed from Friday, December 23, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. The office re-opens on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. We look forward to connecting with you again in the New Year. Happy...
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Technology in Medicine: Computer Diagnoses Patient and Saves Life!
Technology in Medicine: Computer Diagnoses Patient and Saves Life!

As leaders of industry and businesses across the Caribbean with an interest in health and a heathy productive workforce, you may be aware that doctors, in assessing and treating a patient, traditionally follow a particular process of taking a...

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Intimate Partner Violence - Treated as Normal?
Intimate Partner Violence - Treated as Normal?

November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  From November 25 to December 10 (Human Rights Day), countries are urged to raise public awareness and mobilize men and women during 16 Days of Activism against...

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