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These days companies of all sizes are looking for new ways to inspire, empower and motivate their employees in a way that is generous and moral boosting. The concept of "vision

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the saw” – Abraham Lincoln A big part of my success over the years

“Increasing employee engagement, creating a healthier culture and building a world-class organization that sees exceptional growth every year is what all leaders in any industry want for their organization. If

Recently I conducted research with my corporate clients and one of the biggest challenges they faced fell into the category of employee engagement and performance. “How do I get my

There's plenty to do this year to get ready for the new year. The days of 2017 are getting shorter and we are moving fast into 2018. While most are in

“Technological illiteracy, much less technophobia, is no longer a sustainable option for the modern worker,” – Wall Street Journal There is a gem in the Microsoft Office crown: It’s called

Consistency is one of the greatest challenges in customer service. Whether you are a solopreneur or a Fortune 500 company, consistency can be hard to get your arms around. Consistency is

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” ― Robert H. Schuller We have undoubtedly been knocked by a tremendous blow in recent times. Hurricane Irma visited our beautiful country and

They say: “It’s not what you know but who you know” I’ve always believed that to be true, but now even more so. I do also believe that you are

TALKING TIPS

If you tend to feel a little shy in networking situations or when meeting new people, this will help to make it easier to engage in a conversation. There are

She was painfully shy when she came to her first Develop Professional Charisma session. She was small in stature, with a young face, but it was her ‘little girl’ demeanor

She was well educated, she had a degree in law though she wasn’t using it. The director she reported to conceded she was very good at what she did, however

At some point in your life you may be asked to give a tribute to someone you know. The occasion may be a birthday, anniversary, wedding, retirement, funeral or a

One of my clients called me in to work with, one-on-one with some of their top performing employees who they felt needed to assistance in certain areas to become more

Charisma is defined as a mysterious, indefinable charm or attractiveness that inspires devotion in others. It was believed it is a divinely conferred characteristic, either you were born with it

Here are five reasons why you don’t want to be a complainer: Diminishes our personal power: As human beings we were endowed with power. That is the power to dominate our circumstances

Taylor was in a great mood. The world was all right, and she knew it would be a lovely day. However, she wasn’t at work a good half hour when

Difficult people are everywhere, and the workplace is where they love to hang out. So it can be very helpful to develop skills to manage that colleague who rubs you

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. — Psalm 67:3 What a wonderful show of national solidarity from those who participated, were involved and gathered

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — John 8:32. “I swear by Almighty God that the evidence I will give is the truth, the whole

“This is the day that the Lord hath made: We will rejoice and be glad in it.” — Psalm 118:24 Our text today is a well-known musical score and is sung

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 I am like the jockeys on their horses that come out of the gates for the Kentucky Derby. They

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: ‘I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?’” – Jeremiah 32:26-27 Two weeks ago, on the

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” –

PEOPLE, PASSION, AND PROFIT

The job market today continues to be competitive for today’s professional. People are looking for an opportunity to get started, career advancement, or to change careers. Job seekers often ask

Here we are at the start of a new year again. Last year was a very eventful year in the workplace ranging from unemployment woes, layoffs, employment inequities, new

The millennials are the topic of much discussion in recent times, probably because many of them have entered the workforce and mainstream society as young people “adulting”, as they would

The majority of The Bahamas was just spared direct impact from one of the worst hurricanes in the history of the Atlantic. Feverish preparations were underway especially in the wake

As I move about among my peers in human resources, entrepreneurship, and management, there are common experiences as it relates to finding and keeping great employees. The chief complaints

While much attention has been given over the last several years on unemployment, it doesn’t mean that today’s job seeker isn’t looking for a company that meets more than their

It’s time to step up the game Surprisingly, the United States joins three other countries worldwide that do not have paid maternity leave, but there are some interesting statistics that other countries

“Pray, don't find fault with the man that limps, Or stumbles along the road. Unless you have worn the moccasins he wears, Or stumbled beneath the same load.”   May T. Lathrap wrote that poem,

"The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world." – Steve Jobs What do you believe about the people

IF YOUR HOME COULD SPEAK

Every year at the end of May the media declares the opening of the hurricane season. Every year at that time, hardware and convenience stores announce sales designed to help

We recently met with a client who was questioning a bill. They were sure the work being billed was included in our agreement. We explained, perhaps not too convincingly, that

You sit in a doctor’s office, waiting to be called in. In your mind, you run over what you plan to tell the doctor: when the pain started, what you

Why do architects charge fees? What is it for? Is it necessary? Well, let’s talk about fees. But, trust me – architects only charge fees because it’s necessary. Architects, like lawyers, doctors or

“Boy, it’s hot! It must be 98 degrees outside, and I swear it’s hotter inside than outside.” Many of us remember visiting our grandparents, or growing up on one of the

This is the third and final post in this series, in which we have studied the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process as a valuable tool for reaping the benefits of

Last week, we suggested that the most important role of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is that it is not a simple report, but a series of events and activities

Over the past several months there has been considerable mention of EIAs in the press and on talk shows. The reaction of the public indicates a belief that an environmental

Over the past several years, it has been popular for new home builders to boast to their friends that their architect is designing them a “green” house. The polite friends

REAL ESTATE REALITIES

In the past, for prospective home buyers seeking out locations either to build or purchase, one of the main concerns has been traffic. In previous times, the Eastern Road was a

Picture this: You are presented with a demand letter from your bank or insurance company advising you are in default of your mortgage and the process of your home’s foreclosure

I think it’s safe to say that we would all agree that governing the islands of The Bahamas must be a fiscal nightmare for any government. Think about it; every service

Dr. Hubert Minnis, prime minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, recently announced in a televised address a $2.5 billion investment for West End, Grand Bahama and an incredible reduced

We are a very small sovereign nation with a population of just under 400,000 whose livelihoods depend on the success of our tourism industry. The fragility of this industry is

Season’s greetings and compliments of the season! We’re now at the home stretch with Christmas only a few days away and the promise of a new year full of possibilities

When one hears or thinks of Over the Hill many negative connotations may come to one’s mind, however some of these preconceived notions are truly false about this famed area

In last week’s column titled “Nasty, nasty, nasty”, I mistakenly said that my Rotary group cleaned up Adelaide Beach. We, in fact, cleaned up the Coral Harbour public beach. This

We have no natural resources, no oil, no natural gas and no bauxite! What we lack in natural resources, we make up for in our incredible blessing of having some of

Q'S INVESTMENT TIPS

A big concern for a growing number of Bahamians is accumulating unwanted debt. Being in debt can be a stressful experience, no matter your circumstance. The fact of the matter

For many millennials in The Bahamas, student loans have been a proverbial shadow hanging over our heads. It's a financial burden that takes years, and for some, decades, to break

Investing in real estate is widely considered to be the soundest decision an individual can make. But for most millennials, particularly in this market, we are, for the most part,

There’s a new craze across the globe and it has nothing to do with fashion or entertainment. It’s called crypto currency, and it’s quickly becoming a transcending force on how

The art of learning how to effectively save is key to anyone's personal financial success. For a large number of people, saving is a very daunting task, but for some

Oftentimes the term “financial portfolio” is used by professionals and experts in the field, but the average person probably wouldn’t be able to tell you what a financial portfolio is

If you ask most Bahamian millennials if they have a retirement plan, they would probably tell you no. To be quite honest, the fact that most millennials don't have or

Taking the initial plunge is always the hardest thing to do when it comes to investing. They call it “taking the plunge” for a reason. You’re all in. But you’ve

The idea of investing could be scary to some, but should be welcomed by all. Regardless of how limited resources may seem, one should start investing as soon as possible.