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Executive Brownout - Don’t Let It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue!
Executive Brownout - Don’t Let It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue!

Feeling BlueAbout 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...

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Fitness for Children: Lessons for Life?
Fitness for Children: Lessons for Life?

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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The Ideal Caribbean Person
The Ideal Caribbean Person

In 1997, the CARICOM Heads of Government formally adopted a description of the ‘Ideal Caribbean Person’ as someone who among other things:

  • Is imbued with a respect for human life since it is the foundation on which all the other desired values...
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The Greying of the Caribbean
The Greying of the Caribbean

elderlyWhat is old age and when does it begin? What do we call older people - Seniors? Older Adults? The Elderly?   What are our stereotypes of ageing and growing old?  

I recently attended a workshop on ageing, which challenged me to think...

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Insights into Valuing Diversity
Insights into Valuing Diversity

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...

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Trust- The Essential Building Block
Trust- The Essential Building Block

“The Caribbean Leadership Project is a dynamic, integrated renewable community of adaptive leaders transforming the regional public sector into one that instils trust and confidence.”

Thus states the CLP vision statement.  This is tangible proof...

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Climate Change – Time for Action
Climate Change – Time for Action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the final instalment of their once-every-seven-year report indicates that "Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the...

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights.  

To raise awareness and trigger action, the UN observes The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November each year....

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Health and Wellness – CLP’s New Cross-Cutting Theme
Health and Wellness – CLP’s New Cross-Cutting Theme

HealthCLP’s Leadership Development Programme’s delivery team recently wrapped up an intensive planning exercise which focused on the redesign of the existing programme to ensure optimal alignment with the needs of the Level 2 leaders who will be...

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Gender Equality: A Fresh Perspective?
Gender Equality: A Fresh Perspective?

Is gender equality yesterday’s issue in the Caribbean?  Is “feminism” a bad word? Or is it the next generation’s issue?

Two recent, related initiatives indicate the global discussion of gender equality issues is becoming more inclusive by...

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Leadership, Organizational Culture and Innovation
Leadership, Organizational Culture and Innovation

Culture is a fundamental organizational feature which constantly impacts your teams’ interpretations of their environment and influences their behaviors and actions. Culture can be defined as the customs, ideas, norms and social behavior of a...

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Water Security for the Caribbean
Water Security for the Caribbean

David Boyce presented a paper at the 23rd annual Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association Conference that just concluded in the Bahamas.  His paper indicated that a study of the regional water sector undertaken by the Caribbean Development Bank...

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Embracing Diversity - Easier Said Than Done?
Embracing Diversity - Easier Said Than Done?

Many of us pride ourselves on embracing diversity and being free from any prejudice on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, appearance, family status, income, sexual orientation, and national origin.  But are we truly open and unbiased?  Think...

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Developing and Retaining Leadership in the Public Service
Developing and Retaining Leadership in the Public Service

Investing in human resource development can be a costly undertaking.  In the context of shrinking budgets and competing priorities, proponents of leadership development programming must be ready, willing and able to make a compelling case for the...

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Valuing Diversity: Focusing on the Ability in Disability
Valuing Diversity: Focusing on the Ability in Disability

On September 15, 2014, Guyana became the 150th nation to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  (Ratification is an act by which a state agrees to be legally bound by the terms of the convention.)...

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Platinum vs Gold
Platinum vs Gold

You're familiar with the golden rule, right? You know - do unto others as you would have them do unto you? Have you adopted it in your leadership practices?  Do you treat your employees, peers and boss as you would like to be treated?  That's a...

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Do Women Leaders Undermine Themselves?
Do Women Leaders Undermine Themselves?

Recently an alumna of the Caribbean Leadership Project spoke to a diverse group of women in her country on how women leaders undermine and sabotage themselves. Here are some ways women undermine themselves in, or on their way to, leadership...

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Unintended Consequences
Unintended Consequences

CLP’s Leadership Development Programme (LDP) includes a session captioned “Unintended Consequences”.  In that session, we acknowledge that things can go horribly wrong despite the best of intentions and explore strategies for recovering from such...

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Leading in an Inter-Generational Workplace
Leading in an Inter-Generational Workplace

The workplace is more generationally diverse now than ever, with up to four generations working together. Young graduates with new skills are working alongside older, experienced employees due to improved health, increased longevity and higher...

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Defining Training Success
Defining Training Success

Recently, I’ve had occasion to apply my mind to the question of what constitutes success when it comes to training employees.  We are all familiar with the evaluation forms that one gets at the end of a training programme.  You know the one I...

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