I see that we are very much mired in ego based rather than result based decisions. Read here.
That is why we observe the drama surrounding the Asean training. Supplier that was out to "take over" the training rather than doing its job properly. Overcharging as if they do not have the confidence of repeat business from a job well done. MCF in part supporting and in part sabotaging, depending on the emotion of the moment. The conflict of; we need to do something but shit if First GM succeeds we will look real bad. No clarity or mental strength to hold a decision. We also observe some parents "sabotaging", maybe because if the training succeed their kid/s may not get to represent Malaysia in future tournaments. Short sightedness.
In this climate we will keep running around in circles for a long time more. A chicken running around without its head.
But we can change things in 2 simple steps.
Step 1 to turning our fortunes is getting proper criteria for selection. This one "little" step will have a system wide effect. Read here. Parents can help. Stop asking for "favours".
Step 2. Demand for results. Measureable results. Eg. Next Asean, how many golds, silvers etc. Get them to state it now when there is time to prepare. Not whine after the fact.
What is our problem? I will postulate an answer here. Our kids are smart. Real smart. High IQs. Proven. But after 12 they slip. I believe that the cause is because we have not helped them to handle the emotional baggage that comes together with competition. To deal with the wrong conclusions, wrong assumptions. In short we need to see bigger than just the technical. We need to face the real problem.
There is one perspective, one understanding, that will be helpful in this endeavour. And that is understanding that ego based decisions are not helpful. It takes us away from our goal. Ego does not want to see the real issues. It is a defence against admitting mistakes/failure. Ego creates drama to hide no results. To drain our energy so that we have no more useful energy to get results.
We cannot stop it altogether but if we can reduce it sufficiently to work together, then our future will be bright.
Just 2 steps. Can we do it?
Without fear or favour. Thats what this term really means. With one properly set goal we can turn things around. With one result, that we set together, achieve together, we will see the climate change. Then our GM will come.