Podcasts from a Caribbean Cubicle
8 Skills Employees Need to Have that Require Zero Talent

8 Skills Employees Need to Have that Require Zero Talent

April 24, 2019

The Caribbean employee is often left in the dark, unable to develop the basic skills needed to be effective. In this article, I try to address the issue by pointing out foundation skills that only require effort and focus to develop.

Why Super-Busy People Shouldn‘t Take Average Advice

Why Super-Busy People Shouldn‘t Take Average Advice

April 7, 2019

If you are extremely busy person the average advice on scheduling your time won't work for you. Here's why.

Why Leaders Hate Long-Term Planning

Why Leaders Hate Long-Term Planning

March 26, 2019

Why do some leaders resist the idea of making long-term plans. Reason? They hate to be disappointed (again). But that shouldn't stop them.

Should someone who is bad at email be promoted?

Should someone who is bad at email be promoted?

March 11, 2019

Is there such a thing as email prowess? And is it important enough to be one of the core criteria for promotion? Many would disagree, but there’s evidence which suggests that electronic messaging is no longer a diversion from your work, but an essential component.

Why Strategic Planning Offers Unique Team-Building Opportunities

Why Strategic Planning Offers Unique Team-Building Opportunities

February 24, 2019

Can you use your strategic planning retreat as an executive team-building session? Given the nature of the activity and the people who are likely to be attending, here's a way to combine them both for greater benefit.

Why Effective Leaders Never Play It Safe

Why Effective Leaders Never Play It Safe

February 11, 2019

Change agents can become leaders but hey must embrace the fear that goes with the role and look for key moments to lead.

How to Reach Customers with Engaged Communities

How to Reach Customers with Engaged Communities

January 27, 2019

Pardon the headline - this article is about online communities and why companies need to develop them in support of their brands. Not if, but when.

The transcript can be found here.

Why Your Business Needs a Mature Relationship to Standards

Why Your Business Needs a Mature Relationship to Standards

January 13, 2019

What happens when there is a mismatch between your current practices and the standards around you? In this recording of my Jamaica Gleaner column, I suggest some positive ways to respond.

How your business can sell a transformation

How your business can sell a transformation

December 30, 2018

Most companies rely on completing transactions, without an idea of how they provide transformational value to their customers. This column describes a different approach that alters the buyer-seller relationship.

The original article can be found here.

How to Gamify Employee Engagement

How to Gamify Employee Engagement

December 21, 2018

This is quite a different take on the topic of employee engagement. If each corporate culture is different, how does one learn from the example of other firms which have empowering cultures? In this article, I answer that question.