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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 >>
Most people’s lives are driven by their feelings. You feel hungry… you eat. You feel that you want a little more… you eat a little more. You feel that some ice cream or cookies (especially the chocolate ones) would be the best dessert… so you...Read more >>
We often hear that the world is becoming more casual…Consider how we dress compared to how our grandparents dressed.
Does your office have a dress code? Does it address broader issues of appearance (hair, body art, piercings)? Is there a...Read more >>
Prior to 2014/2015, the Caribbean's last severe drought was in 2010. In October 2014, Jamaica was in an improving drought situation, while Antigua and Barbuda reported that the meteorological drought was at that time the worst drought since...Read more >>
No, it’s not a misplaced hyphen. The title of this blog is intended to stimulate critical thinking about whether the public sector has the ability to change? Is the ability – or competence – for change built into the DNA of the public sector as...Read more >>
Globally, mental disorders are a huge problem which burdens countries, communities and families. Whether we are talking about drug and alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, anxiety or depression, the toll is massive: productive years lost, inadequate or...Read more >>
"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This...Read more >>
Trust is the fundamental building block of all good relationships – be they personal or professional. Conversely, a lack of trust is at the heart of almost all pathology that can be found in relationships and in entire organizations. Let’s test...Read more >>
Some said it couldn’t be done. Those people said it was absolutely impossible for a human to run a mile in under 4 minutes... and so for years and years very few people even thought about going below 4 minutes… Why? Because they didn’t think it...Read more >>
With the massive loss of man-hours from work and the chronic joint pains caused by infection with the chikungunya virus 2 years ago, as a leader in your organization, you should be reflecting on any possible adverse effects to your health and...Read more >>
Last month, at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, 195 countries reached a sweeping deal to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with an aspirational goal of 1.5 degrees, and to achieve net zero emissions by the...Read more >>
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