I remember around 2000, I asked a Director of Genting about some decisions of the policy makers in Star Cruises. I viewed the project I was undertaking as one of national Interest. His explantion to me was this "Raymond, you see things from the national perspective, that is a wide perspective but the policy makers are viewing things from an International perspective which is wider still. That is why you can't see the rationale of their decisions.
And that is what I found from GM Ziaur Rahman's training. We also spoke about the importance of psychology in this mental sport and I noticed he was listening intensely during my session in the camp.
For me, to get our own GM, we need to see from a wider perspective. Outside the confines of just the 64 squares. A GM sees from a wider perspective.
Ziaur did well, he teaches from the love of the game and it shows. Most of the participants benefited greatly. However there were some shortcomings. We were not suitably prepared for the very youngest. That is something First GM will look into for future training.
So we are off to Subic Bay with training thanks to Air Asia and I am the appointed Mind Coach for the contingent.