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On July 27, 2016, President Obama made a powerful speech at the Democratic Convention. What follows are three leadership tools he used extensively in this speech. As leaders, we can learn from and appreciate the skill and effectiveness with...Read more >>
One thing we know for sure, none of us is getting any younger!
According to the Barbados Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, in nine years’ people over 60 will make up 20.4 per cent of the population in Barbados.
Life expectancy in the...Read more >>
What influence can public figures and role models have on behavioural change, especially with boys and girls and young men and women?
Leadership role models are people in a position of authority that we look up to and hope to be like. Depending...Read more >>
Employee engagement is widely recognised as being critical for organisations to achieve extraordinary results in product or service delivery and innovation. Employee engagement can be defined as the extent to which employees are committed to...Read more >>
Look around you at work or in your community – are you concerned about the high levels of obesity that you see? What are the likely consequences on these persons’ health, if not in the short term, certainly in the long term? Obesity, a...Read more >>
One of the points that was reiterated repeatedly at the CLP’s 4th Leadership Symposium on ‘Governance at the Core’ was that current and future demands on our public services require leaders to have higher order leadership competencies.
Very...Read more >>
As a leader in your business or organization, you should be cognizant of the importance of a proper diet for your employees and yourself. Hence, you should be aware that there is currently a ‘buzz’ surrounding gluten and gluten-free diets, and...Read more >>
Tomorrow, June 23, 2016 will be celebrated internationally as the United Nations Public Service Day. This declaration was made by the United Nations General Assembly in resolution 57/277. Public Service Day is intended to be a celebration of...Read more >>
The CLP held its 4th Symposium under the theme “Governance at the Core” in May 2016. The preliminary findings of our research were explored, which examined the systems, relationships and culture within the core of government in CARICOM countries...Read more >>
As a leader, how can you influence the culture of your organization to be more supportive of work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle?
A director in the Barbados public service brings fruit - instead of sweets - to the workplace for a staff...Read more >>
As leaders in businesses, institutions, and organizations across the Caribbean, we know that our employees sometimes may be impaired by what they imbibe or smoke. However, where any inhibitory or harmful effects linger beyond short-term, then...Read more >>
As you work within your office, business, or institution, has the thought ever occurred to you that some of the psychiatric disorders you see in your employees or other adults might be due to the effects of bullying such persons received during...Read more >>
Do governments meet the needs of young citizens? Does the private sector do a better job? What are the greatest challenges and concerns facing young women and men?
A recent (March 2016) mobile phone survey of 3,025 young people (aged 14 - 40) by...Read more >>
Many of us long-suffering West Indies cricket fans celebrated the Women’s, Men’s and Under-19 Boys T20 World Cup victories with the dance and shout of CHAMPION. Unfortunately, the Caribbean it appears is also the undisputed champion Region of...Read more >>
Based on discussions with many parents, it seems that child care, including (or especially!) after school care, is a major challenge for mothers and fathers in the Caribbean.
This is not surprising as child care for working parents is a...Read more >>
The Zika virus has been in the news a lot lately, and with good reason. While the large majority (75 – 80%) of Zika infections are so mild that persons do not realize they are infected, recent discoveries suggest that a small minority of cases...Read more >>
If you’ve never felt like you were being held hostage in a series of never-ending, non-productive meetings, then this week’s blog is not for you. However, if you’re like the thousands and thousands (if not, millions and millions) of us who are...Read more >>
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