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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 >>
Have we finally reached the point when we can discuss “leadership” as a generic, universal term without having to look at issues of sex, gender, age, diversity and cultural factors?
There continues to be a great deal of discussion in...Read more >>
Do you remember where you were at 11:36 a.m. on Thursday, 16th July, 2015? If you were in Barbados, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname or Trinidad and Tobago you may have felt the building you were in...Read more >>
My nephew was around five years old when the Lion King movie was released. He quickly became hooked – watching it multiple times, memorizing the dialogue to the extent that he sometimes watched it on mute as he intoned the lines of all the...Read more >>
Today we continue our blog series on ecosystem services that we derive from nature. Biodiversity or biological diversity are the words we use to describe the array of plant and animal life found on our planet. The biologically and culturally...Read more >>
Childhood obesity is one of the “wicked issues” facing the Region examined by participants in the CLP Leadership Development Program.
In discussing the issue, questions were posed about the significance of cultural views about weight and body...Read more >>
Do you or your staff think you work too many hours each day? Think about each member of your staff – can you identify anyone who you think works far too many hours that may not be good for his/her health? Individuals who work long hours may be...Read more >>
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