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The road to change: Eight steps to making a smooth transition

Both The Bahamas and the United States have experienced a significant historical change in the past week. In the United States, we witnessed the stunning change of power in the

You will never be successful without passion: Five steps to fire it up

Two weeks ago, I asked an audience filled with young professionals and entrepreneurs the question, “How many of you want to be successful?” The entire room raise their hands. Then I

Three keys to taking control of your time

Summer is soon coming to an end, and we are heading toward the last four months of the year. Fall is a precious time to buckle down and get some

How to build your sales skills

This past weekend I had the privilege of being in the UK to work with a group of entrepreneurs and business professionals at an event called the Mind Your Own

Four steps to your next 90 day plan

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the saw.” — Abraham Lincoln   We are on the brink of a

The biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make, pt. 2

In my last article I shared the three biggest mistakes that entrepreneurs make. The points were based on my own entrepreneurial journey and my experiences with other entrepreneurs and one

The three biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make

I recently spoke to a group of emerging entrepreneurs and shared both my exciting and not-so-exciting stories experienced over a 10-year entrepreneurial journey. Following my presentation, several of the audience

Five daily habits of highly successful people

Over the weekend, I spent three days with 15 U.S.-based entrepreneurs who flew to The Bahamas for a private mastermind. The focus of the exclusive mastermind was to strategize together

Maximizing Microsoft Excel for business growth & success

Information — it's the cornerstone of any business. Business leaders and owners are responsible for providing essential data to others and for making smart decisions based on the information they

Five myths that will stifle your career success

In working with professionals at every level, I find there are myths about what is required to advance in the workplace. If you are a professional looking to advance your

Five crucial components to include in your feedback

A huge part of being an effective manager is the ability to give effective feedback. Giving effective feedback can play a significant role in moving your people toward a desired

Five common mindsets that will cripple your professional success

Doing a good job is good enough. Unfortunately, nothing can be further from the truth. I have seen high performers snubbed because they do not take the time to learn

Fixing a customer service fiasco

One local shipping company found itself overwhelmed with business this past holiday season. Its customers were forming lines that wrapped around the establishment as early as 6 a.m. to collect

Five things the team you manage should know about you

If you lead a team in the workplace, and are striving to get maximum performance from your people, here are five things your staff must know about you. You are trust

Five signs you may be emotionally unintelligent

Being emotionally intelligent is one of the most important skills a professional can hone to add ease to achieving success in career and business. It is the ability to recognize

How to keep your staff engaged after a crisis

Hurricane Matthew has left our small country in a state of disrepair. Though we have reason to be grateful, there is much to do to bring restoration. As a business

How managers can get maximum team performance

Many managers may not understand the value of building rapport with those who report to them. However, this is a critical key to helping them shine in their own position

How managers can get maximum team performance

Many managers may not understand the value of building rapport with those who report to them. However, this is a critical key to helping them shine in their own position

It is well

Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And

God will be the final judge

Son of man, stand up on your feet, and I will speak to you.” - Ezekiel 2:1 There is no doubt in my mind and the minds of many that we

The destruction of families

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler, whoever is led astray by them is not wise. — Proverbs 20:1 The initial divine plan for the creation of human beings was

God is yearning to continue to bless The Bahamas

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring. He is our father in the sight of God,

God shall bless us

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

Let truth be your calm in the midst of the storms

“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

Appreciate what God has given you

“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 our shepherd

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

The answers to our troubles are found in the Bible

“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


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Getting the right price

When you decided to build, the first thing you did was check your accounts to see what you could afford and what your budget would be. Then you passed this

Waiting for the power company

Are you still waiting for the power company to reduce the cost of power? Are you listening to the news reports that say ‘Government cites waste-to-energy to solve energy problem’

Architecture as storyteller

The team of explorers pushed through the thick jungle, moving slowly towards the strange tower in the distance. Tired and sweaty from slashing the thick bush, they finally emerged at

Grammy’s house revisited

“Time marches on. The young get old, and the old get cold. Time marches on.” – Bahamian song Recently I was having a chat with an old friend when she asked

Climatic design in homes

Houses in The Bahamas must respond to a hot sun, cool breezes and hurricanes. In the “old days” they were designed using elements that made living in them easier than

Hardie board siding – is it worth It?

Over the past several years, there has been a distinct rise of interest in the look of the old Bahamian clapboard house. While varieties of horizontal siding are still easily


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