Strategic Navigation for 21st Century Leaders
In a cluster of remote Micronesian islands live the last remaining palu, master navigators of the Pacific. Throughout centuries, they have sailed millions of square miles of ocean without the use of instruments. They’ve honed their ability to anticipate adverse weather conditions and to act decisively for their safety and the safety of their crew. These wayfinders, as they are known, have braved the most turbulent storms — at times, by lashing themselves and their crew to their vessels in order to survive. Acutely aware of the odds, they rely on their internal compass to guide them.
Today’s leaders require the same degree of mastery demonstrated by wayfinders. They need the ability to recognize and synthesize information rapidly, the courage to act decisively, and the skillset to navigate ever-changing conditions.
In this dynamic and visual presentation — based on Dr. Lindsey’s ten-year study with Pius “Mau” Piailug, considered to be the greatest wayfinder in the world — executives and senior managers will discover how to apply strategic navigational skills to the global sea change many are facing.
While we prefer calm seas, leaders become masters according to their ability to sail through storms. As Lindsey’s mentor taught her, “Don’t pray for better weather. Pray for the courage to be better.”