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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....Read more >>
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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...Read more >>
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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...Read more >>
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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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...Read more >>
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...Read more >>
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...Read more >>
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...Read more >>
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,...Read more >>
The 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...Read more >>
Research 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...Read more >>
About six years ago, when I told friends and colleagues that I was going to be leaving what most would consider a great job in the private sector to take up a full-time position in the public sector, there were more than a few who thought that I...Read more >>
After the holiday parties and indulgences our minds turn to fitness and health as we make resolutions to live healthier, more active lives in the New Year.
(Interestingly, but perhaps not surprisingly, fitness chains report a 40% increase in foot...
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I recently attended a workshop on ageing, which challenged me to think...Read more >>
Along with members of the third cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP), I had the privilege of meeting Her Honor, Senator Kerryann Ifill, President of the Barbados Senate, when she shared her insights in September. Senator Ifill spoke...Read more >>
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