“And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” – Matthew 28:18 The Barbados parliament automatically dissolved as determined by the constitution on Monday,  March 5 2018. The long awaited date for general elections is now Thursday, May 24 2018 when eligible persons will …

  “For God makes all the decisions here. God is our king. God runs this place and he’ll keep us safe.” – Isaiah 33:22   If small states are to reverse their declining socio-economic fortunes and pursue a path leading to happiness for all, we must change. As the rich get richer, the poor must …

  “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 Last week I was invited to be a guest lecturer to a cohort of 20 participants taking the postgraduate diploma in public sector management at the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business at the University …

  “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” – Proverbs 19:17   In many capitalist societies we observe that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer which defines the wealth divide. This ultimately results in unemployment, crime, economic decay and …

LESSONS FROM SINGAPORE – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN APRIL 2, 2018   “So he Shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart and guided them with his skillful hands.” –  Psalm 78:72   This is the second article of four in this mini-series on vision and leadership transformation. The mini-series has been inspired by John …

     “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7 At the beginning of the year we identified eight challenges which, if smartly managed, could enhance the chances of holistic prosperity and happiness in 2018.   As a reminder, the …

    “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” –  Philippians 4:13   Three weeks ago, in this column, we fleshed out “The From Cradle to Grave” solution to Challenge # 6 – Intellectual Stimulation, the sixth of eight challenges, as we commit to working smarter towards the benefits of holistic …

  “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” – Philippians 4:8   This week, because of  this year’s impact …

  “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” –  Romans 12:2 Last week’s column fleshed out “The Power of Sharing” solution to Challenge # 5 – Financial Comfort, the fifth …

  “The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” –  Proverbs 11:25  Last week’s column fleshed out ” The Work Your ‘Land’ ” solution to Challenge # 4 – Earning Money,  the fourth of eight challenges, as we commit to working smarter towards the benefits of holistic prosperity and …

  “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.” – Proverbs 12:11 Last week’s column fleshed out “The Innovation Solutions” answer to the New Ideas challenge, the third of eight challenges, as we commit to working smarter towards the benefits of holistic prosperity and happiness in …

  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2 Last week’s column fleshed out “The Power of Positive Thinking” solution to the …

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8   Last week’s column fleshed out the 5M SHEPHERDING MODEL solution to the “Business Success” challenge, the first of eight challenges, …

  “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us…” – Romans 12:6 Thanks to all those readers who took the time to forward  many gratifying, encouraging and inspiring comments on my last column entitled “New Year Benefits”. Eight challenges were presented and in the next several weeks, probably interspersed with …

  “May he grant you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed”. – Psalm 20:4 The end of a year is timely to monitor the performance of our achievements of the year against our objectives. It is an opportune time to set realistic targets for the year ahead and an excellent …

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. – Psalm 23:5,6. The inspiration for this week’s column …

“He also took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil. He placed it beside abundant waters; he set it like a willow. Then it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it”. – Ezekiel 17:5-6 Rotary International President …

   “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.”  – Matthew 25:29 In an article in Automation World (January 2006) entitled “People are your primary assets”, Jim Pinto …

  “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” – Jude 20-21 At the funeral of a dear friend a week ago, the homily was focused …

  “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6   The chronic challenge with which most countries are faced is to find a solution to the problem of slow and unsteady economic growth.  The answer is in two parts. To …

    “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 When a baby is born on planet Earth, any mentally stable parent would wish their child to develop to the fullest and, through procreation, expand the human race. The parent would be mindful of the …

  “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” – Romans 12:12 Recently several members of the Caribbean family of nations have been faced with one crisis after the other as a result of a series of high intensity hurricanes. These countries have had to muster all the help they can get …

  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will no fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23: 4 We have experienced a very turbulent hurricane season what with Category 5 winds, storm surges way above the average …

  “No one will lose their soul if they stay aboard the ship.” – Acts 27:31 Last week we affirmed that, once we exist, we can do all things in Him that strengthens us and we agreed to strive, conquer and achieve success whether we have a relatively smooth systematic and evolutionary path or whether …

“I the Lord test the mind and search the heart, to give to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings.” – Jeremiah 17:10 We concluded in last week’s column that optimal thinking expedites the process of embracing love and eradicating fear as we traverse the journey to sustainable success. Sustainable …

  “There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear.” – 1 John 4:18 The human brain is made up of five major areas, all of which serve as individual power houses that process conscious thought, control emotional and physical reactions, store memory and much more –  www.holinergroup.com.  Similarly, the business “brain” is …

“Return, my soul, to your rest, for the Lord has showered you with blessings”. – Psalm 116:7   As we pursue our daily living and expose ourselves to the news, things are not the same as measured by our quality of life. There is significant turmoil around us. There is a need for change but …

“So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!” – Ephesians 5:15-16   In February next year, it would be 50 years since I successfully defended my PhD thesis at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. The title of the thesis …

Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.—Mark 8:25 I am blessed to be actively involved in so many interesting visions in life that it does present a challenge in the management of the 24 hours per day allocated to …

“After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.” – Revelation 7:9   Just over a week ago, former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke on a range of trending topics as hundreds of mayors convened on Miami Beach for …

  “For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:8   Caribbean politicians these days, perhaps it is endemic to the profession, guard very jealously the power surrounding their election to political office.   Their egos drive them to pursue myopic tactics …

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 Much energy has been spent by Barbadian leaders and professionals recently on litigation, political wrangling, poor decision making, questionable management, ego massaging, internal quarrels, media messaging and conflicting advice regarding national economic issues. If we spend this energy constructively kick-starting the Barbados …