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Mentorship: Impacting the Next Generation of Leaders
Mentorship: Impacting the Next Generation of Leaders

Two years ago, I applied to participate in the Caribbean Leadership Project’s Leadership Development Programme for mid-level managers.  One particular question on the application form stumped me.  I was asked to ‘describe the leadership qualities...

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Bright Spot: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Grenada
Bright Spot: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in Grenada

Gender-based violence (GBV), especially violence against women and girls, is one of the most common forms of insecurity facing citizens in the Caribbean. A new policy brief published by CDB, Preventing Gender-Based Violence and Effectively with...

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Water and Energy Nexus: Ethical and Governance Outlook for the Caribbean
Water and Energy Nexus: Ethical and Governance Outlook for the Caribbean

What is the Water and Energy Nexus?

Approximately 2.8 billion persons across the globe, especially in developing countries reside in highly “water-stressed areas,” and another 1.3 billion people have limited access to electricity. The necessity...

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Typical or Excessive Worrying: When Should We Become Concerned?
Typical or Excessive Worrying: When Should We Become Concerned?

Worry is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated”.  Some of us tend to worry.  We become periodically concerned about challenges such as work...

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Humility, the Litmus Test of Authentic Leadership
Humility, the Litmus Test of Authentic Leadership

Traditionally, when the traits of great leaders are discussed words like visionary, assertiveness, charisma, and decisiveness are often ascribed. However humility, as we will see, though an essential leadership characteristic, does not feature...

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Developing Your Personal Brand – Despite the Odds
Developing Your Personal Brand – Despite the Odds

I came across this quote from an unknown author recently – Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it; autograph your work with excellence.

This is definitely a creed that we should all embrace. However, how does one embrace such a...

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Justice Through a Gender Lens
Justice Through a Gender Lens

Trinidad and Tobago recently launched an important tool to support gender equality in the justice system. Justice through a Gender Lens, the Gender Equality Protocol for Judicial Officers, will support Judges, Masters, Registrars, and...

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Management:  The Public Sector versus The Private Sector - Part I of II
Management: The Public Sector versus The Private Sector - Part I of II

Having had the distinct pleasure and privilege to work in both the private and public sectors, I will share from my experiences some of the differences between the two sectors from a Jamaican and Caribbean perspective. To provide some background,...

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New Year, New Office or Not?
New Year, New Office or Not?

If you’re like me you’re busy reviewing the last year’s achievements and failures. And with possibility thinking you’re looking forward for greater and better in 2019.  However, greater and better requires some planning and looking out for...

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Authentic Leadership – Who is Showing up for Work?
Authentic Leadership – Who is Showing up for Work?

I have never given much thought to the theory that we have two sides to our personality the “work me” and the “real me”, until I was confronted with that dilemma after recently completing a performance appraisal interview with one of my...

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Do Ministries of Health and Education Pay Lip Service to Healthy Living?
Do Ministries of Health and Education Pay Lip Service to Healthy Living?

Globally, chronic non-communicable diseases are among the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Ministries of Health and Education have placed non-communicable diseases high on the agenda for action. One may ask, however, are they doing all...

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Mental Health in the Workplace: The Critical Role of the Employee Assistance Programme
Mental Health in the Workplace: The Critical Role of the Employee Assistance Programme

Mental well-being enables people to manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviours and thereby achieve their full potential and cope effectively with normal life stressors.  However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that one in four...

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100 Solutions to Climate Change
100 Solutions to Climate Change

At the CAPAM 2018 Biennial Conference recently held in Georgetown Guyana, a UNDP representative indicated that a current Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) study shows that if all the countries in the world held to their declared...

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Gender Equality in the Home - We all Win!
Gender Equality in the Home - We all Win!

Recently, one of the CLP Leadership Development Programme facilitators commented on the fact that two participants in an on-line peer coaching session had small children playing in the room.  He noted that the participants were men - fathers of...

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Leadership Lessons in Trust
Leadership Lessons in Trust

As a leader in the area of public finance, building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships is critical.  I know that most of my work hinges on maintaining the confidences of my peers and trusting in their abilities.  With my team,...

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Masculinity and Leadership: Are Attitudes  Changing?
Masculinity and Leadership: Are Attitudes Changing?

Lately I have been receiving many media articles from male colleagues and friends about the issue of men’s role in society, the family and the workplace.  

Since the beginning of the #METOO movement a year ago and the negative attention focused...

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Has “Management” become a Dirty Word?
Has “Management” become a Dirty Word?

Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet” ~Henry Mintzberg

Nowadays the word “management” seems to have become a dirty word! The well-known and oft-quoted maxim “you lead people; you manage processes,” seems to...

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Older People Matter: Achieving Sustainable Development
Older People Matter: Achieving Sustainable Development

Demographic transition and aging have been the subject of discussion over the decades.  There has been the development of policies to address the myriad of issues which confronts governments, organizations and societies. The United Nations...

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Hiring Right – A Leadership Must!
Hiring Right – A Leadership Must!

A well-known quote from Steve Jobs says, “It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”

In my current role as Regional Project Manager for the Caribbean Leadership...

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Enforcing Disability Rights: What Does It Take?
Enforcing Disability Rights: What Does It Take?

Recently members of the Antigua & Barbuda Association of Persons with Disabilities (ABAPD) blocked access to a section of a shopping mall in protest against non-disabled drivers parking in areas designated for disability parking. 

Nineteen...

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