Book Summary: "The One Minute Manager" by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

Here’s an oldie but goodie for you. Blanchard has coauthored over 30 best-selling books, including The One Minute Manager which has sold more than 13 million copies and has been translated into more than 37 languages. Kenneth T. Derr, former Chairman & CEO of the Chevron Corporation, once said of this book that “If you haven’t read it, do . . . if you have, read it again.” Well, I recently read it again and was reminded of its simple yet powerful messages. In this 100-page story, a man is in search of an effective manager. Throughout his journey he learns many lessons which Blanchard and Johnson have centered on three primary areas or “secrets.” One Minute Goal Setting is the first secret and the foundation for One Minute Management. The authors advocate the 80-20 goal-setting rule: that 80% of your really important results will come from 20% of your goals. How … Lees verder

Put People First: The Role of HR in Managing Change in the Workplace

Somewhere along the line, evolution didn’t quite get it right. In the early ages of man, our main concerns were about survival – ensuring we had enough food, water and shelter. And while humans have come a long way since the days of rubbing sticks together to make fire, the evolution of our brains has not kept up with the pace of change in our lives. Despite the vast number of technological breakthroughs that have radically altered how we live and work, the prospect of change – even by the smallest variable – can bring some people out in a cold sweat. “If you look at it structurally, the network of the brain which is involved in noticing changes and deciding what to do – the prefrontal cortex – is one of the most energy demanding, easily tired and easily overwhelmed parts of the brain, so changing how we do … Lees verder

6 Key Qualities of Great Leaders

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true. Many people worldwide are in responsible positions which involve great leadership. A bunch of articles have been written about Great leaders. However, gaps still remain. As said by Warren G. Bennis : “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born — that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born”.  Below are the 6 key qualities shared by Great Leaders.     1. Vision is the most primary quality of Great Leaders Great Leaders give clear directions on every occasion. They rally men and women to a common purpose. They take people or organizations where they do not momentously want to go, but should go. They lift followers’ vision to high sights. They … Lees verder

SIRA (systematic integrity risk analysis) : Effectively mitigate relevant risks

SIRA for wide range of integrity risks Integrity risk analysis has been one of the priorities in the cross-sector supervision performed by Central Bank in the Caribbean. Banks, insurers, pension funds and trust offices are obligated to carry out a systematic integrity risk analysis (SIRA). A SIRA covers a wide range of integrity risks. For example, money laundering, bribery and corruption, funding of terrorism and privacy and data-related breaches. ‘How can your financial institution perform a systematic integrity risk analysis, which is one of the supervision priorities of the Central Bank?’ Integrity risks and improvement possibilities Financial institutions must identify, analyze, manage and periodically monitor integrity risks. This involves institutions assessing the gross as well as the net risk – the risks before and after taking measures – and taking (improvement) measures to mitigate risks that are not part of their risk appetite. Besides modifying your SIRA, due to changes … Lees verder

Interpoint Dutch Caribbean Table April 10 2019

on April 10th Interpoint organized the Dutch Caribbean Table with stakeholders regarding WOLBES and FINBES in the Hague. The question: “Do the differences between WOLBES and FINBES with the Municipalities Act contribute to the goal of a well-functioning local government on the BES islands on the most democratic basis possible? Or is adjustment useful? ” Els Boers is the author of the book “De WolBES and FinBES in simple language, which includes a chapter on comparison with the Municipalities Act. She enters into discussions with the participants about the (im) possibilities of adjustment. Our goal with this session is to gain inspiration to help improve the framework conditions needed for the three island governments. This through practically applicable information and ideas based on sharing experiences and visions with BES experts / stakeholders.

Risk management Port of SXM and Risk Appetite Central Bank of Aruba

Interpoint provides a risk and compliance process for the port of St. Maarten. Part of this program is the SIRA assessment (systematic integrity risk analysis). The Central Bank of Aruba, we advised the management with the implementation of Risk appetite. SIRA has also been applied here.

Code of conduct St. Eustatius

Interpoint has put together a code of conduct with all officials from OLSE in 5 months. On the first day in October we started with the “I” question. Which values ​​are important to me as a civil servant living in Statia. In January we practiced the various dilemmas with an actress and in May we conclude with a concept code of conduct. We have also included the civil servants in the WOLBES and FINBES.

Boekbespreking "Leading Quietly”

Read: Leading Quietly by Joseph L. Badaracco Badaracco has written a long essay on “silent leadership”, leadership of people who operate in all sorts of organizations in middle management. He puts silent leadership against heroic leadership. The heroic leadership is that leadership that is shown in relation to major events. Heroic leaders are often described in management literature, where their actions are presented as a shining example to the reader. Badaracco rightly states that a great deal of leadership is shown and must be shown in all sorts of daily, but complex, cases that lack any heroic aspect. This is not accompanied by heroic leadership, but quiet leadership. Badaracco has studied all sorts of cases, paying attention to the actions and characteristics of silent leaders. According to him, the three most important qualities are: self-control, modesty and tenacity. He describes the actions of silent leaders in 8 chapters. The undertone … Lees verder

Role of Governments and Businesses in Promoting Corporate Governance

“Good corporate governance helps to ensure that corporations take into account the interests of a wide range of constituencies, as well as of the communities within which they operate, and that their boards are accountable to the company and the shareholders. This, in turn, helps to assure that corporations operate for the benefit of society as a whole. It helps to maintain the confidence of investors – both foreign and domestic – and to attract more “patient”, long-term capital.” Traditionally governments pass legislation such as the Company Law, with the intention of protecting shareholders. These provisions, however, have not always worked as intended, making it necessary to complement official regulation with self-regulation. Self-regulation, though, has been blamed for a number of corporate scandals. Consequently, many governments seem less inclined to rely on self-regulation and more apt to introduce legislation aimed at enforcing corporate governance standards. Self-regulation, however, has certain advantages, … Lees verder