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Nature supplies the raw materials that we use to pursue economic development. However, she never sends us a bill and so often these raw materials are not valued and are generally taken for granted. In the next few environment blogs we will...Read more >>
According to a recent HBR article, LinkedIn has indicated that 25% of its 313 million members are active job seekers, while an additional 60% could be described as passive job seekers – i.e. people who are not actively looking for a new job but...Read more >>
Conventional wisdom is that a major obstacle to women’s workplace advancement is the absence of family-friendly policies. But is this true? The culture of over-work affects everyone!
Statistics show that Americans spend more time at work—work...Read more >>
It’s always a challenge to find funds for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR/CCA). The funny thing about investment in this sector is that if you are successful then “nothing happens” and you avert “disaster”. In a...Read more >>
Weekends and the period leading up to a holiday are usually replete with social gatherings, parties and similar events. A common factor to all these events is the presence of various social facilitators, including an abundance of alcohol. Alcohol...Read more >>
This certainly isn’t the first time that I’m blogging about time – or the lack thereof; and it probably won’t be the last time, either. The issue keeps coming up as I interact with people – in the gym, at church, on the job… So, why is it that...Read more >>
“Professional hurt is a combination of the deep hurt a leader experiences as a professional, pooled with the undermining of his/her sense of professional pride, dignity, confidence, capability, credibility and worth as a leader… Professional hurt...Read more >>
It is hard to imagine life without plastic. Because of its low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility and impermeability to water, it is extremely popular and useful. Plastic has helped to make life easier for many of us on the planet. The...Read more >>
One of the most commonly used beverages in the Caribbean, the USA, and many parts of the world is coffee. Many of us feel that our drinking coffee is beneficial to our mental health and well-being, and many feel that they cannot do without it....Read more >>
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 >>
Many persons have a morbid fear of cancer. This fear often results in anxiety, and may even cause immobility in taking the necessary action of visiting a doctor for relevant testing. Yet, spotting and treating cancer early give the best possible...Read more >>
The “Millennial” generation – those born between 1980 and 2000 are now entering employment in vast numbers – will shape the world of work for years to come. Attracting the best of these talented, young workers is critical to the future of...Read more >>
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 >>
Everyone knows that pollution may be caused by wastes (solid, liquid, gases) discharged into the environment in amounts beyond its natural assimilative capacity. I would like to suggest that we do a reframing exercise. I would like to posit...Read more >>
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...
Every living creature needs to sleep, and sleep is not only important for our health and well-being, but is also crucial for our development from childhood to adulthood! Adequate sleep is important for maintaining a healthy body, improving our...Read more >>
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 >>
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