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Time and Time Again…
Time and Time Again…

This certainly isn’t the first time that I’m blogging about time – or the lack thereof; and it probably won’t be the last time, either. The issue keeps coming up as I interact with people – in the gym, at church, on the job… So, why is it that...

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Greatest Resource for Sustainable Development? Youth!
Greatest Resource for Sustainable Development? Youth!

A few weeks ago I wrote about the challenges of attracting Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) to your workplace and keeping them happy and productive.  

But while many young adults struggle with unsatisfying entry level jobs, too...

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Surviving Professional Hurt
Surviving Professional Hurt

“Professional hurt is a combination of the deep hurt a leader experiences as a professional, pooled with the undermining of his/her sense of professional pride, dignity, confidence, capability, credibility and worth as a leader… Professional hurt...

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Plastic...Friend or Foe?
Plastic...Friend or Foe?

It is hard to imagine life without plastic. Because of its low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility and impermeability to water, it is extremely popular and useful. Plastic has helped to make life easier for many of us on the planet. The...

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Caffeine Drinks and your Health
Caffeine Drinks and your Health

One of the most commonly used beverages in the Caribbean, the USA, and many parts of the world is coffee. Many of us feel that our drinking coffee is beneficial to our mental health and well-being, and many feel that they cannot do without it....

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Charisma: In the Eye of the Beholder?
Charisma: In the Eye of the Beholder?

To be an effective leader, it is crucial for your leadership qualities to be recognized by others. Charismatic leaders are seen to challenge the status quo, nurture followers, set long-term visions and inspire others to implement grand visions....

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Regular Check-ups to Catch Cancer Early!
Regular Check-ups to Catch Cancer Early!

Many persons have a morbid fear of cancer.  This fear often results in anxiety, and may even cause immobility in taking the necessary action of visiting a doctor for relevant testing. Yet, spotting and treating cancer early give the best possible...

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Attracting Millennials - What the Young and Brightest Want?
Attracting Millennials - What the Young and Brightest Want?

The “Millennial” generation – those born between 1980 and 2000 are now entering employment in vast numbers – will shape the world of work for years to come. Attracting the best of these talented, young workers is critical to the future of...

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How to Prevent “Stretched” from Turning into “Stressed”
How to Prevent “Stretched” from Turning into “Stressed”

It’s been just under three and a half years since I’ve been affiliated with the Caribbean Leadership Project.  During that time, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with public sector leaders from throughout the Caribbean.  If there is one thing...

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Waste or Treasure?
Waste or Treasure?

Everyone knows that pollution may be caused by wastes (solid, liquid, gases) discharged into the environment in amounts beyond its natural assimilative capacity.  I would like to suggest that we do a reframing exercise.  I would like to posit...

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Public Service Leadership: Will it Really Make a Difference?
Public Service Leadership: Will it Really Make a Difference?

A few weeks ago, I ran into a childhood friend whom I hadn’t seen in over thirty years.  Well, the chance meeting led to an invitation to lunch where I met her husband and a number of their friends.  After a quick round of introductions, the...

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Diversity: A Driver of Progress?
Diversity: A Driver of Progress?

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of visiting Suriname for the first time to attend the Cohort 4 workshop of the Leadership Development Programme (LDP).

I was struck by the energy and the diversity in Paramaribo, and also had the opportunity...

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The Importance of Adequate Sleep!
The Importance of Adequate Sleep!

sleep-is-goodEvery living creature needs to sleep, and sleep is not only important for our health and well-being, but is also crucial for our development from childhood to adulthood! Adequate sleep is important for maintaining a healthy body, improving our...

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Oh for a Breath of Fresh Air!
Oh for a Breath of Fresh Air!

In the Caribbean, more of our buildings are being air conditioned to make our work environment more comfortable with the intention of making us more productive.  However, sometimes this objective has unintended consequences, and not enough fresh...

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Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity!
Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity!

Yesterday, March 8th was International Women’s Day (IWD).

The UN theme for IWD 2015 is Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! Not a single IWD goes by that I do not think of my youth, when I was a member of a small feminist singing...

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The Public Service's Role in Promoting Economic Development
The Public Service's Role in Promoting Economic Development

On March 4th, CLP will host two outstanding Caribbean public servants as they explore the role of the civil service in promoting economic growth and development.  Grenada’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Timothy Antoine along with...

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Is Uncertainty Really The Anti-Thesis Of Confidence?
Is Uncertainty Really The Anti-Thesis Of Confidence?

CLP is about to wrap up the first phase of the fourth cohort in our Leadership Development Programme.  The theme for this Phase is Leading Self: Courage, Confidence and Authenticity.  The literature maintains that Emotional Intelligence is one of...

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Gender Equality and Diversity- Key to Organisational Success!
Gender Equality and Diversity- Key to Organisational Success!

A recent headline caught my attention: Three countries in the world where your boss is more likely to be a woman.  Two of the countries are in the Caribbean - Jamaica and Saint Lucia!

A recent International Labour Organization (ILO) report,...

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Do or Die?
Do or Die?

Climate-Change-3The Climate Change Conference, also known as the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol took place from 1st to 14th...

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Obesity as a Disability
Obesity as a Disability

obesity11Research has shown that the prevalence of obesity in the Caribbean is at an unacceptably high level.  In fact, obesity has become the most important underlying cause of death in the Caribbean.  While the problem in the Caribbean and the...

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