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November 28, 2012 by  
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  Did you ever realize that the word “LISTEN” has the same letters as “SILENT”? How profound. Listening is a skill that is fundamentally important to the success of any and all relationships – love, business, family, friendship. Yet most of us have a very, very hard time really LISTENING. Speaking is vaunted as a […]

Vision Board 101

September 26, 2012 by  
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I recently gave a speech to the most delightful group of ladies – members of the Ebony Women in Insurance Network.  I shared with them why and how to do a Vision Board.  And I am sharing my thoughts with you today.  It is said that things are created twice – once in the mind […]

How I got into Harvard Business School ….

September 6, 2012 by  
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In the numerous years since I was accepted to pursue my MBA at Harvard Business School, the one question that I am asked to this day, often with a great deal of incredulity, is “Harvard!  How did you get into Harvard”?  And every time I am asked, I respond with these two simple words “I […]

Crisis and the Olympics

August 17, 2012 by  
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Over the past 3 weeks, like millions of people the world over, I have been glued to the Olympics.  Unlike my sister, who took vacation so she could totally devote herself to the daily display of grit and glory, I had to work. Or I chose to.   I chose to work because I have […]

Jamaican Lady Got Personal Growth On Ski Slope

March 14, 2012 by  
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When I moved to Toronto in 2009, one of the best pieces of advice I received from Canadians was that to enjoy winter, I should find a winter sport.  In my second winter, I tried iceskating – had great fun, even though I spent quite a bit of the time on my butt.   Now […]

How to be happy at work

January 24, 2012 by  
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Be happy first – as a leader, you have to turn up happy.  Take ownership of your own joy in life – and show it! Stop complaining – complaints are the theives of happiness.  Whenever you catch yourself complaining, think instead “What can I do to fix this”?  If there is nothing you think you […]

“What are you going to do different this year” – continued ……

January 12, 2012 by  
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I received some great responses to my blog – among them one from Sarita Rowe, a friend and fellow free-and-laughing  soul who is committed to helping people achieve total wellness – check her out at:   I thought I would share her list of things that you can do differently in the area of […]

“What are you going to do different this year”?

January 10, 2012 by  
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“What are you going to do different this year”? asked Rev. John, my spiritual counselor, in my usual meeting with him whenever I visit Jamaica.  Frankly, I could not answer.  Yes, me, the focused, action-oriented optimist was stumped.  I looked at him blankly, mouth open and finally muttered “I don’t know”.   I have been […]

Bring your teddy bear to work

December 12, 2011 by  
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I was fascinated by this interview with Sreedhari Desai, an Assistant Professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina.  Sreedhari has found that “adults are less likely to cheat and more likely to engage in pro-social behaviour when reminders of children, such as teddy bears and crayons, are present”.   My facilitator toolbox is […]

Inspiration from world class athletes

September 6, 2011 by  
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Once again, Jamaicans the world over are celebrating with wild abandon.  Our athletes performed superbly at the recently concluded World Track and Field Championships in Daegu South Korea, winning gold, silver and bronze medals in colourful, noisy, exuberant style!  The only world record to be broken at the games came in a made-for-Hollywood movie climax […]

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