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Managing Your Time – Reaching Your Goals
Managing Your Time – Reaching Your Goals

In these modern and demanding times, time management is a skill that everyone should be building. We all have the same number of hours in a day, but how does one use this time more effectively?

As a mom with a toddler, full time career, and...

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Getting the Most from Leadership Development – Part 1
Getting the Most from Leadership Development – Part 1

The real costs for the design, development and delivery of a robust Leadership Development Programme is by no means cheap. Depending on the length and depth, global market-value fees for a leadership development programme can range from as low as...

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Governance at the Core
Governance at the Core

Effective public sector governance is a critical to the sustainable development of Caribbean economies, particularly at its leadership core. The current COVID-19  pandemic further highlights  the need for the core of government to be operating in...

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Succession Planning – Lessons from the Plantain Tree
Succession Planning – Lessons from the Plantain Tree

Over the last year, I have become an avid gardener, and the gardening experience has provided me with a number of insights and life lessons. The most recent one comes from one of my plantain trees. This plantain tree is particularly resilient. As...

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Teleworking Policy
Teleworking Policy
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the implementation of remote working arrangements in most sectors in the Caribbean region. In most instances, arrangements and rules to govern the remote working arrangements have had to be...
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Leading Self Through the
Leading Self Through the "New Normal"

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few months, you are very aware that the world has changed. “New Normal” is the latest buzz term and its being applied to every aspect of life on planet earth all because of COVID-19. As a leader in a...

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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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