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”

Humanities In Action | How Foreign Languages Paved My Career Path

This is the text of an article I wrote which was published in the Sunday Gleaner in Jamaica on 23 April 2017. The article is one in a series sponsored by the University of the West Indies, highlighting the relevance and value of an education in the arts and humanities. It came as no surprise whenContinue reading “Humanities In Action | How Foreign Languages Paved My Career Path”

So What If You Had The Guts To Let Go Of Fear?

Lessons Learned From a Career Crisis Although it was a dark rainy night in fall, in my mind everything was as clear as day.  That was back in 1994, a year into my first career in Montreal, Canada and I was having the most difficult, in fact the most traumatic experience of my life.  ItContinue reading “So What If You Had The Guts To Let Go Of Fear?”