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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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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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