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What’s All the Buzz about Gluten?
What’s All the Buzz about Gluten?

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...

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Celebrating Public Service Day!
Celebrating Public Service Day!

Tomorrow, June 232016 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...

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“No Minister” – Dealing with Requests that “Cannot” be Met
“No Minister” – Dealing with Requests that “Cannot” be Met

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...

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How Leaders Set a Work-Life Vision
How Leaders Set a Work-Life Vision

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...

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Marijuana Affects Verbal Memory
Marijuana Affects Verbal Memory

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...

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Childhood Bullying Affects Us As Adults!
Childhood Bullying Affects Us As Adults!

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...

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A Bright Future?
A Bright Future?

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...

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Solid Waste – CHAMPIONS!!!
Solid Waste – CHAMPIONS!!!

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...

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Employee Engagement – Peeling Back The Layers
Employee Engagement – Peeling Back The Layers

Several months ago, a reader posed this question to me Where do I start with rekindling the flame of passion in the employees?”  At the time she was commenting on another one of my blogs - Clocked In but Checked Out.  In response, I promised...

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Addressing Child Care Issues - Creative Ideas?
Addressing Child Care Issues - Creative Ideas?

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...

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Myelitis and Paralysis may be caused by Zika
Myelitis and Paralysis may be caused by Zika

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...

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Help - I’m Being Held Hostage in Non-Productive Meetings!
Help - I’m Being Held Hostage in Non-Productive Meetings!

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...

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The Negative Power of Emotions
The Negative Power of Emotions

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...

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Dress for Success? Or Comfort and Creativity?
Dress for Success? Or Comfort and Creativity?

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...

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Drought, Agriculture and Sweet Adaptation
Drought, Agriculture and Sweet Adaptation

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...

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Is The Public Sector Change-Able?
Is The Public Sector Change-Able?

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...

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The Need to Focus on Mental Health Care: A Regional Desideratum
The Need to Focus on Mental Health Care: A Regional Desideratum

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...

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Impending Doom?
Impending Doom?

"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...

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Trust and the Law of the Harvest
Trust and the Law of the Harvest

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...

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Yes, You Can! Will You?
Yes, You Can! Will You?

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...

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