Strategic Sights- A New Direction
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” Steve Jobs
When you are driving, do you occasionally look in the rear view mirror? For me, I do this very often. This is partly for safety reasons and partly for my curiosity to know who is coming from behind. Besides the rear view, I also check to see that I am staying in lane.
In the month of May, I had lunch with Liz, a dear friend of mine. Liz has several years of international experience working for UN level organizations. Liz is currently a professor at a local university. She was kind enough to tell me something that I needed to know.
“Gideon, you are doing quite a lot, but it seems like you are all over the place.” Liz ‘s words were very gentle but equally as sharp as a laser beam. Her words reminded me to check my hindsight and foresight ie my rear view mirror and my windshield.
Thanks to Liz, I reviewed all that I had been doing. I asked myself where did I come from and where was I going professionally. After weeks of thinking, I decided it was time to focus all my energy one topic – Resiliency – turning setbacks into springboards.
Thus, my new strategic direction is to stay in one lane- Resiliency. In this lane, I intend to be radically committed to resiliency training programs in the three areas: cyber resiliency, crisis resiliency and career resiliency.
To all my friends, fans and followers, I say, come join me on this journey! I ‘ll need your support. In order to make it equally rewarding to you, I am starting an e-newsletter titled, “Springboard,” to share the finest ideas, stories and lessons that I learn with you.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
Gideon F. For-mukwai
Radically committed to Resiliency