Podcasts from a Caribbean Cubicle
What are your executive team’s new post-COVID assumptions?

What are your executive team’s new post-COVID assumptions?

May 17, 2020
Is your company being undermined by obsolete assumptions held by some of your leaders? To move forward, they must be challenged.
 
In our work to develop clients’ breakthrough strategies, we try to highlight such hidden assumptions. These are often unspoken, clashing ideas which undermine the corporate strategy. When the plan needs revision, the team should uncover and sort out these differences to act as one.
Crisis Favors the Digitally Bold CEO

Crisis Favors the Digitally Bold CEO

May 8, 2020
Why are top executives getting frustrated at their teams during COVID-19? One reason: it’s obvious to them that the company needs to become a digital operation. They may also be very demanding but don’t blame them: they alone can see a joined-up world beyond the pandemic that most subordinates can’t.

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What if COVID-19 has ruined your “perfect” strategic plan?

What if COVID-19 has ruined your “perfect” strategic plan?

April 19, 2020

While your company awaits a return to business as usual, should your leadership be thinking about revisiting its strategy? Does the current pandemic mean that you should start the process all over again?

Why Your Kids Shouldn’t Migrate, But Stay to Run Your Business

Why Your Kids Shouldn’t Migrate, But Stay to Run Your Business

April 5, 2020

If you own a company, should you encourage your children to one day take an ownership position? Or should they pursue a more lucrative career overseas? We Jamaicans need to challenge our habit of exporting the next generation.

How your organization can learn from disruptions

How your organization can learn from disruptions

March 22, 2020

If, like most leaders, you are struggling with the rude COVID-19 surprise, consider that this is just the beginning of a new normal. Some say there are other massive disruptions on the horizon. Perhaps one way to cope is to redefine what it means to be a learning organization.

Why strategic planning is a team sport

Why strategic planning is a team sport

March 19, 2020

Is your strategic planning activity more of a team sport than a dictate?

A Leader without Personal Integrity

A Leader without Personal Integrity

February 23, 2020

“All I have is my word.” Back in the day, this was a common saying among working professionals. For them, keeping one’s word was the only honorable, accepted thing to do. But times have changed: Is there a place for that sentiment in today’s Jamaica?

Why The Most Ambitious People Time Block

Why The Most Ambitious People Time Block

February 9, 2020
Have you ever wondered why a few high-performers insist on scheduling (i.e. time blocking) their entire day? It’s not because they are indulging in an idle pastime. Instead, they are resorting to this little-known technique because they have no other choice.
Why Rising Executives Don’t Find Their Real Mission

Why Rising Executives Don’t Find Their Real Mission

January 19, 2020
Why is it that some fast-rising corporate professionals get stalled on their path to the top position? Or, why do they fail to fulfill their potential when they assume the top role? The answer: sometimes, they neglect to revoke unproductive ways of being that operate behind the scenes. 
 
 
There’s an invisible transition that should occur during an executive’s ascent to their ultimate destination:  the big corner office. They work hard - that’s not in question. However, by mistake, they rely on two weak “skills” for too long
The Hole in the Fence Theory of Productivity

The Hole in the Fence Theory of Productivity

January 10, 2020

There are many reasons being given for our lack of economic growth and corporate profitability. I suggest a different one, aptly named by columnist and friend Dennis Chung: “The Hole in the Fence Theory.”

We Jamaicans love a business rebel; the person who finds a hole in the fence to a concert then sneaks in as many friends as possible before discovery. With good reason. Our ancestors used short-term opportunism to survive and thwart the profit-makers who enslaved them.

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