Transparent communication starts with purposeful listening that gives conscious leaders critical information, changes their way of being and doing. When listening, ask yourself three questions: 1. What do I need to know? 2. What do I need to be? 3. What do I need to do?
Leading a not-for-profit organization whose mission I care about requires much more than passion. I truly understand that the uncertainty of donations and subventions can disrupt the best laid plans and vision of the future. Even though I have experience in business and as a volunteer board member in the non-profit sector, I have been learning so much more from many varied sources about the non-profit world.
Conventional wisdom tells us that children learn from the good example of their parents. But something went haywire when my mother misbehaved in the office of the Prime Minister. She defied the leadership of the Jamaica Civil Service Association by raising a topic that was not on the agenda in a meeting with the PrimeContinue reading “Lessons Learned from my Mother’s Bad Behaviour”
Throughout his life, my father was a teacher, even though he didn’t spend all his years in the classroom. High school and university students, business people, social workers and children in foster care all benefited in one way or another from his knowledge of physics, mathematics, human resources and guidance counselling. In the last tenContinue reading “What is YOUR Dharma?”
August 15, 1993, was to have been the luckiest day in my life. I landed in Montreal, Canada, as a permanent resident with a job already lined up! Fluent in French and with a degree from a North American university, I was hired as a management trainee in a major Canadian institution. Unlike most newContinue reading “Diversity is a Politically Correct Buzzword: Let’s Get Serious about Workplace Integration”