Lessons Learned from my Mother’s Bad Behaviour

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”

What is YOUR Dharma?

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?”

Diversity is a Politically Correct Buzzword: Let’s Get Serious about Workplace Integration

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”

2 Questions importantes que les leaders doivent se poser

Il y a un grand nombre de définitions du « leadership ».  Peu importe comment vous le définissez, le « leadership » s’agit d’inspirer les gens à réaliser les objectifs. Le leadership efficace est essentiel pour la réalisation des objectifs, même s’ils ne sont pas liés aux revenus et profits,  l’état futur désiré d’un pays, la mise en placeContinue reading “2 Questions importantes que les leaders doivent se poser”

3 Stumbling Blocks That Can Derail Your Job Search & How to Avoid Them

  When I published the article “You’re hired!”…and it took me a year, I had no idea that I would be looking for work three years later.  Back then, I had just concluded an intensive search after my position in a stable, global financial institution was abolished, ending a successful career that progressed nicely overContinue reading “3 Stumbling Blocks That Can Derail Your Job Search & How to Avoid Them”