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Communication with Remote Teams – The Role of Active Listening and Powerful Questions
Communication with Remote Teams – The Role of Active Listening and Powerful Questions

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it the almost instant proliferation of remote working arrangements globally. While remote working was a growing phenomenon prior to the pandemic, for most, remote working arrangements were implemented virtually...

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Achieving the Leader/Manager Balance
Achieving the Leader/Manager Balance

What exactly is the distinction between leadership and management? Diffen.com offers the following comparative definitions – “Leadership is setting a new direction or vision for a group that they follow — i.e., a leader is the spearhead for that...

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Dangerous Viruses of Public Health Concern and Implications for Public Health Workers
Dangerous Viruses of Public Health Concern and Implications for Public Health Workers

Humans continually grapple with viruses and viral diseases. There are approximately 220 viruses with the ability to infect human beings.  The first virus was discovered in 1892 (the tobacco mosaic virus) followed by the foot-and-mouth virus of...

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Working Remotely – Reflections from a Remote Worker
Working Remotely – Reflections from a Remote Worker

In 2019, CARICAD formally developed and implemented a remote working policy. This policy is still being developed as new circumstances arise and lessons learned along the way are incorporated. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust most...

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Moody or Mood Disorder? Key Differences We Need to Know
Moody or Mood Disorder? Key Differences We Need to Know

We may consider certain colleagues or relatives to be, what we commonly refer to as, “moody” and we may have learned over the years to just wait until they appear to be in a more approachable state before we choose to interact with them.  Such...

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Towards Improving Service Standards in Public Services
Towards Improving Service Standards in Public Services

In its recently published Inter-American Development Bank research paper – Wait No More – Citizens, Red Tape and Digital Government (Caribbean Edition)[i] – the challenge of slow government bureaucracies in the Caribbean, and the negative impact...

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About Websites and Web Sightings
About Websites and Web Sightings

Digital government is a big topic that is becoming more and more relevant to public servants and public services as a whole. Public services are more and more data-driven as public servants try to provide more citizen-centered service. The rate...

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Developing and Maintaining the Organisational Culture that You Want
Developing and Maintaining the Organisational Culture that You Want

Possibly the most challenging element to change within any organisation is its culture. For the purposes of this blog, organizational culture refers to “the underlying beliefs, assumptions, values and ways of interacting that contribute to the...

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Update on the CARICAD Leadership Development Programme
Update on the CARICAD Leadership Development Programme

It is hard to believe that we will soon be saying goodbye to 2019! If the only constant is change, then the CARICAD Leadership Development Programme has certainly had a year full of constant changes. Having transitioned into a permanent...

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Receiving Honest Feedback When You are the Head of the Organization
Receiving Honest Feedback When You are the Head of the Organization

In recent times, I have had the opportunity to work and interact with a number of senior leaders across the Caribbean region. A common theme that emerged for all these leaders, particularly those at the top of the hierarchy of their...

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How the Mighty Fall - Part 2
How the Mighty Fall - Part 2

Longevity in this business is about being able to reinvent yourself or invent the future.

~ Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO)

 

In Part I we reviewed James Collins’ work on the reasons for the success of some businesses and the demise of others....

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Building a High Performing Team Culture
Building a High Performing Team Culture

 A common challenge faced by team leaders is how to address poor team dynamics and team conflict. Poor team dynamics and out of control team conflict has negative consequences such as under-performance, unmet targets, and low team productivity,...

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The Challenges of Political Leadership
The Challenges of Political Leadership

As part of CARICAD's Leadership Development Programme's 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...

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Leadership Resilience & Wellness
Leadership Resilience & Wellness

As part of the Caribbean Leadership Programme (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 interviews...

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Ethical Leadership
Ethical Leadership

As part of the Caribbean Leadership Programme'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...

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The Challenges of Leadership Development
The Challenges of Leadership Development

As part of CARICAD's Leadership Development Programme's 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...

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How to improve the resilience of road-based transport network in the aftermath of a climate-related event?
How to improve the resilience of road-based transport network in the aftermath of a climate-related event?

Road-based transport networks are considered amongst the most vital systems to social and economic growth (Hughes & Healy, 2014). These systems support the movement of goods and services over long distances for a rapidly growing global...

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The Blue Economy in the Caribbean
The Blue Economy in the Caribbean

The Blue Economy is a relatively new term used to describe sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem. It is an emerging concept which encourages better...

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How the Mighty Fall
How the Mighty Fall

James C. Collins is the writer of several famous books on management, some of which include:

  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (1994)
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't (2001)
  • How The...
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Meeting Management when you are not the Meeting Lead
Meeting Management when you are not the Meeting Lead

As one gets promoted into the managerial and senior executive ranks, more and more time is spent participating in meetings; some studies estimate 40% - 50% of one’s time. This represents a sizeable chunk of productive time, which too often is not...

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