Many thanks to all of you who met me and my team yesterday in North Wales and to those at The Venue Cymru who provided an excellent venue and first-class event support. The sea view from the Paddarn Room was breath-taking I’d recommend it to anyone thinking of hosting an event. I really am most grateful.
My team’s, all too rare trip north yesterday, has left me with some reflections when it comes to Y Gogledd:
- Firstly, personal bilateral meetings are far more effective and fruitful than more public events (perhaps though an on-going election might just have something to do with that!);
- Secondly, that there are some amazing leaders out there who are ready and willing to tackle the “big ticket” issues, if they are empowered to do so, from the top! It has proved to me that they are not just willing to be open minded and “envision the next chapter of public services” – they want to “co-author the next chapter and live and breathe it!” ….. Hugely exciting!
- Thirdly, we must spend more time engaging with Y Gogledd!! What a fantastic place to live and work!
For those visionary, open minded, leaders who did engage yesterday I say this…. You are an inspiration, you are “of this Digital Age”, and you are the future. Dew Cadre stands ready to help you in any way we can (That offer extends to no-charge support).
For those that didn’t even reply to the invitation and have shown no interest in engaging I say this… You can “bury your heads in the sand”, “bunker-in” and “batten down the hatches” but it simply will not be enough to withstand the 21st Century challenges you are facing. Combined, these challenges represent a Tsunami on its way and your current direction of travel will not save you.
For those who would like to engage, we’d love to hear from you. Here’s how you can:
Or, if you prefer, I am always more than willing to meet you informally over coffee or perhaps luncheon.
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