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Revitalising the Caribbean with Action Learning
Revitalising the Caribbean with Action Learning
As part of CLP's upcoming Leadership Symposium on Building Leadership Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving, which will be held on June 28th & 29th in Jamaica, we will explore the concept of Action Learning. 

 

To start our quest of...
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How Do Others Experience My Leadership?
How Do Others Experience My Leadership?

A mentee recently shared with me his frustrations with his supervisor. The frustrations centered on his supervisor’s tendency to procrastinate, which led to poor decision-making (or no decision-making). Several critical matters were piled up on...

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Youth Innovation in the Caribbean
Youth Innovation in the Caribbean

Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young...

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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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Building Leadership Resilience
Building Leadership Resilience

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 videos on...

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Unmasking Professional Hurt
Unmasking Professional Hurt

As part of CLP's upcoming Leadership Symposium on Building Leadership Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving, which will be held on June 28th & 29th in Jamaica, we will explore the concept of Professional Hurt. If you have not already registered...

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Dealing with Negative Feedback
Dealing with Negative Feedback

In a previous blog entitled, Check Yourself, I pointed out that one way of increasing one’s self awareness, especially as a leader, is to seek feedback. Then, I had pointed out that this was not for the insecure.

In this blog, I want to explore...

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Leading Innovation and Change
Leading Innovation and Change

Since its establishment as an Executive Agency in 2007, the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) in Jamaica has become renowned for excellent service delivery. This has ranged from providing next-day expedited service, introducing...

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Leadership and Communication – Bridging the Gap
Leadership and Communication – Bridging the Gap

You have two weeks to meet a deadline. It requires input from all team members. You are not only organized but you know from experience it will take the team one week to pull the document together and you have given yourself (out of the abundance...

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Re-thinking Aging: Is There a Choice?
Re-thinking Aging: Is There a Choice?

People are living longer and healthier lives. This is one of the greatest achievements of the last century but also presents significant challenges. Longer lives must be planned for. Societal aging may affect economic growth and other issues,...

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Stop Feeling like a Headless Chicken: Taking Control of Your Time & Productivity
Stop Feeling like a Headless Chicken: Taking Control of Your Time & Productivity

I often get complaints from many leaders that they do not believe that they manage their time well. Consequently, they have less than desired levels of productivity, and their health and wellness often suffer in the end. The most common cause...

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Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives
Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

Today, March 8th  is International Women’s Day (IWD). The UN theme for IWD 2018 is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Not a single IWD goes by that I do not think of my youth, when I was a member of a small...

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A Tip for a Cost-Effective, High Impact, Capacity Building Strategy
A Tip for a Cost-Effective, High Impact, Capacity Building Strategy

A common challenge that leaders face is how to build capacity among the team members in cost-effective but impactful ways. Ensuring that your team members have the right mix of competencies and drive, not only affects productivity but the ability...

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Taking Action on Workplace Sexual Harassment: Cautions and Consequences
Taking Action on Workplace Sexual Harassment: Cautions and Consequences

As discussed in my last blog, the issue of sexual harassment is serious and complex.  Even while employers and employees recognize the importance of preventing workplace sexual harassment, the complexity of investigating and addressing harassment...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment are in the news on a daily basis and increasingly in public debate and our private conversations.  TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year were The Silence Breakers: The voices that launched a movement -...

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How to Develop Self-Awareness as a Leader
How to Develop Self-Awareness as a Leader

As a leader, it is critical to have strong self-awareness. In this video (click to play), CLP's Regional Project Manager, Dr. Lois Parkes shares some ways in which leaders can develop their self-awareness.

What are your thoughts? Please leave...

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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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