Francis A. Wade

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Francis A. Wade
Born (1966-04-10) April 10, 1966 (age 53)
NationalityJamaican/American
OccupationBusiness Columnist

Consultant and Time Management Innovator

Trainer

Speaker

Author
Known forFramework Consulting Inc.

2Time Labs

NewHabits Programme

Francis A. Wade (born April 10, 1966) is a business columnist, consultant and time management innovator. He writes regularly for business sections in the Jamaica Gleaner and Newsday in Trinidad. In early 2013, he published his first book, "Bill's Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure", presenting innovative time management advice in a modern story featuring a corporate setting.

A graduate of Cornell University with Bachelors and master's degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, he focuses on the issue of individual and corporate productivity, starting with the time management habits of individual professionals. He has also played the role of host of business programmes on Bess 100 FM in Kingston, Jamaica (Businessuite Today) and Blog Talk Radio (CaribHR.Radio).

Wade has spoken at a number of international conferences, including the 2012 Institute for Challenging Disorganization. He is slated to appear at the American Society of Training and Development Conference in 2013: https://web.archive.org/web/20130621020000/http://astd13.mapyourshow.com/5_0/sessions/sessiondetails.cfm?ScheduledSessionID=1FAF

Education and career[edit]

Francis Wade graduated from Wolmer's Boys’ School in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1984. He received his B.S and M.Eng degrees, both in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, at Cornell University. While at Cornell he was on the Dean's List, and achieved the Dean's Certificate in Manufacturing, while being named a Cornell National Scholar.

From June 1988 to June 1993 Wade served as a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. In January 1994 he launched Francis Wade Consulting, now Framework Consulting Inc., and continues to serve as its President. He taught Business Research at the Graduate School of Business, University of Phoenix for six years.

Personal life[edit]

Francis Wade was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Jamaican parents. He commutes from his home in Jamaica. He is an avid alumnus of Wolmer's Boys School, and an enthusiastic triathlete. He is currently becoming fluent in Spanish, and is completing a book on time management.

Notable achievements[edit]

Examples of Wade's most significant contributions include:

Publications[edit]

Blogs[edit]

  • Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle
  • Moving Back to Jamaica
  • 2Time – Time Management 2.0
  • Wade also administers the blog for CaribHRForum.com, and moderates the CaribHRForum community that now numbers more than 500 Human Resource professionals in its online discussion list.

References[edit]

  • Framework Consulting Inc., Solving companies' toughest people problems.
  • 2Time Labs - http://2time-sys.com
  • Tweeting on time management from @fwade