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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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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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