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Succession Planning: A Transformational Imperative For Public Sector Organisations
Succession Planning: A Transformational Imperative For Public Sector Organisations

The majority of public sector organisations in CARICAD Member States do not have a Succession Planning programme in place. The reasons often point to a number of factors including financial constraints, the lack of HR systems to support...

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The Millennial Dilemma
The Millennial Dilemma

There is a lot of literature circulating on leading millennials. Are they so different from any other employee, staff or team member? Are there really special skills required to lead millennials? My personal response is a resounding...

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Getting the most from Leadership Development – The Leader’s Role
Getting the most from Leadership Development – The Leader’s Role

The role of the quality of leadership in adding value to organisations in every sector is widely accepted. One only needs to look at the plethora of complaints from employees, clients, customers and citizens, when there is a failure of...

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Those Crucial Life Decisions
Those Crucial Life Decisions

Motor vehicle accidents, strokes and severe illnesses that leave us mentally incapacitated and unable to make decisions for ourselves happen almost daily to people.  This often requires that some next of kin make health care decisions on behalf...

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What Does It Mean to be a Caribbean Man?
What Does It Mean to be a Caribbean Man?

A recent study by Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at UWI, Mona, found that Jamaican men are looking to a gun - legal or illegal - to reinforce their masculinity in the face of changes in the local landscape.

The study[1] found...

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The Learning Leader - How to Avoid Hubris
The Learning Leader - How to Avoid Hubris

What is hubris? Hubris refers to an exaggerated or excessive sense of self-confidence, arrogance or pride. In Greek mythology/tragedy, hubris leads one to defy the gods and becomes one’s nemesis – the architect of their demise. As leaders, how...

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Creating an Effective Team Culture in an Unsupportive Environment
Creating an Effective Team Culture in an Unsupportive Environment

Occasionally, in interactions with leaders, particularly mid-level leaders, this question is raised – how do I create an effective team culture within my team? This is usually asked against the context of the questioner/leader assuming a...

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How Can Leaders Lead in Times of Uncertainty?
How Can Leaders Lead in Times of Uncertainty?

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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What has been a Leadership Watershed Moment for You?
What has been a Leadership Watershed Moment for You?

Have you ever experienced a distinct and critical turning point in time that changed the way you think and act? This is called a watershed moment. In this video, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA),...

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How Can Leaders Effectively Manage Multiple Issues?
How Can Leaders Effectively Manage Multiple Issues?

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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A Regional Role Model for Gender Equality
A Regional Role Model for Gender Equality

In September, Jamaica announced[1] that twenty-seven (27) government ministries, departments and agencies had received the Gender Equality Certification and Seal for achieving standards in promoting gender equality in the workplace.

The Gender...

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Adding Length to Your Life
Adding Length to Your Life

Would seven (7) years of additional life be valuable to you? If your current lifestyle would cause you to die at age 60 years, would you prefer living instead to age 67 years? Or if you are on target to live to age 70 years, would you prefer to...

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Conflict Management as a Team Competence
Conflict Management as a Team Competence

Communication and interpersonal skills are key to being an effective leader, and the application of these skills are particularly important in leading teams and addressing inevitable conflicts. One of the areas covered in CLP’s Leadership...

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Is My Leadership Unwittingly Creating a Toxic Work Environment?
Is My Leadership Unwittingly Creating a Toxic Work Environment?

What is a toxic environment? No, we are not referring to the air quality but rather the culture of the workplace. Words like dysfunction, discord, frustration, unproductive and unhealthy often go hand-in-hand in describing a toxic workplace. No...

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Are You a Problem or are You a Solution?
Are You a Problem or are You a Solution?

Consider the following three (3) stories. First, a senior leadership position in the team was advertised, and was filled by someone external to the organisation. One of the long-serving team members, Mary, had applied for the position but was...

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Eating Eggs: A Health Risk?
Eating Eggs: A Health Risk?

Do you have a canteen that serves eggs for breakfast to your staff?  Are a lot of eggs consumed in your home?  Across our Caribbean countries, eating eggs for breakfast has been a pervasive tradition.  However, in recent times, there has been...

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Contemplating Risk as a Leader
Contemplating Risk as a Leader

"Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."  - Frederick Wilcox

"Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." - Billie Armstrong

"If you risk nothing, then you risk everything." - Geena...

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Evidence-Based Policy & Analysis
Evidence-Based Policy & Analysis

Talk about “evidence-based analysis” is everywhere, but where do we find “the evidence” to make good policy that includes a gender and diversity perspective? A recently released study by the Inter-American Development Bank entitled Realities and...

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The Technician Becoming the Leader: Challenges and Issues
The Technician Becoming the Leader: Challenges and Issues

Lawrence J. Peter developed the management theory known as the Peter Principle in 1969. The principle outlines that an employee is selected for a position based on their performance at their current level. Simply put, if you are an outstanding...

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How Can Leaders Manage Turf Wars?
How Can Leaders Manage Turf Wars?

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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