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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 >>
Delegation is the process of passing on responsibility to carry out a specific task, as well as the authority to do so.
Accordingly to a recently published study, 78% of employees in major corporations think that their bosses routinely do work...Read more >>
As we approach the Christmas season, we should balance the joys and indulgences that the season traditionally brings, with the care needed to prevent excesses and life-threatening choices. Overeating and over-imbibing are hallmarks of the season,...Read more >>
This blog is being written during the second and final week of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) being held in Paris and is being chaired and hosted by France. ...Read more >>
"I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
As Marshall Goldsmith indicated in his article “Are Leaders Acting on their Training?”,when you attend a leadership course...Read more >>
A man can fail many times, but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. – John Burroughs
The foregoing quotation is taken from a Harvard Business Review Working Paper on the factors which contribute to our learning from...Read more >>
As leaders and role models for our institutions and employees, we should promote the value of exercise and losing weight where necessary to achieve our ideal body weight for height (Body Mass Index or BMI). This is vital if we are to maintain...Read more >>
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