What a year it has been! People across the globe are pleased to see the end of 2020 that has brought so much loss, upheaval and anxiety to our world. We have had to adapt both personally and professionally to social distancing, a changed society, reshaped industries and fast-tracked technology.
I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to deliver online leadership programmes to clients in different countries this year. In many of these countries the pandemic was not their only challenge as for them COVID-19 coincided with political unrest, dire economic circumstances, an earthquake and to mention Lebanon in particular, also a destructive explosion that exacerbated existing hardship.
I have seen how resilient people can be. I ended most of my online programmes filled with admiration for the business men and women who I had the pleasure of meeting on line. They demonstrated so much drive, perseverance and dedication in the face of considerable setbacks.
Now on New Year’s eve we are about to turn the page as we enter a new reality. Brilliant minds have led to vaccines and this in itself will bring much light to our world. I am filled with hope and optimism having seen what we are capable of.
I wish everyone a year of positive change, new opportunities and above all a safe journey through the Covid months that still lie ahead of us.
Happy New Year!
31 December 2020