Why Good Employees Quit

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Why Good Employees Quit

“People work for people – they do not work for businesses”          – Donn Carr This has been my mantra for as along as I can remember. The message is so simple, full of truth and direction, yet it is consistently ignored by human resource departments, managers and owners alike and they.. read more

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Stealing is stealing. And stealing is costly

“Many employees have said “A few pens here, a notepad or two there, a stapler, a ruler, a stamp – who would ever miss these little items should they disappear from the workplace? Pencils, paperclips, and paper – they seem abundant and ready for the taking, right?” Well the truth is, no matter how a.. read more

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The Elevator Pitch – A Useful Investment Promotion Tool

Many of you have heard of “The Elevator Pitch”. Many Investment Promotion Agencies including ours have provided training for staff in which utilizing an elevator pitch was part of that training. The elevator pitch is the situation in which a person with a business opportunity or idea has a chance opportunity to attract a potential.. read more

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IDA Independence Newsletter 2015

My fellow Dominicans and visitors to the Nature Isle, I am especially delighted to address you on this our 37th anniversary of independence under the theme “Rebuilding Dominica Together”. More than ever, we ought to be thankful to be alive to witness another year of Independence. Our experience with the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.. read more

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Caribbean & Central American Countries of the Future 2015/16

It was a year of mixed results for global FDI in 2014. According to greenfield investment monitor fDi Markets, capital investment across the world increased by an estimated 1% from $642bn in 2013 to $649bn in 2014, while job creation rose by an impressive 17% to 1.84 million. However, FDI project numbers actually fell by.. read more

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Changing Habits at Work to be more Productive and Successful

This blog is not a sequel to the one on “Innovation” but it clearly is related in every way.  It shows how breaking away from habits can bring about change and innovation at work. Why is it so difficult to break our routines? It’s hard because our brain is programmed to recognize patterns and to.. read more

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Richard Branson’s “State of Entrepreneurship”

“You’ll never find me in suit or a tie while working. Why? Because, suits and ties have given business people a bad reputation for decades. They are a redundant legacy left over from big, monopolistic companies where creativity takes a back seat to tradition. Unfortunately, the suit and tie has defined the business world for.. read more

Living Among Nature

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Living Among Nature

2015 is well on its way and as is customary, many would have made resolutions they hope to keep throughout the year. As Dominicans, I hope that one of the resolutions made was directly related to the preservation of what many in the world crave – nature at its best! Nature is what we can.. read more

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Great advice to consider for 2015

Mellody Hobson is the president of the firm Ariel Investments, which oversees $9 billion in assets. She is African American business woman who from humble beginnings turned out to have a very successful career.  Hobson shared the advice from her mentors who helped her face adversity in her career.  Here are the top four pieces.. read more

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5 Interesting Ways to Work Efficiently

There should be more than 24 hours in a day. Too much to be done and not enough time. The obvious solution to this is planning down to the last minute. These five ways to stay efficient is something which can be practiced where a lot is going on. Let us know what you think.. read more