The resumption of this column on its two hundredth article is notable, since it represents the second wave of effort to provide readers with some useful tidbits of information and insights that may be relevant, gathered since the release of the prior article. In this version ‘2.0’ of the series, I shall reflect on some aspects of the learning which has taken place during my absence.
For this introductory article, it is useful to consider the nature of advice given, to those who may have a different viewpoint and perspective. Until an idea is tested, it remains without form, ethereal. Until advice is taken and enacted, it remains as mere words without impact.
For this week, it is enough to know that the past several months have been spent in working with others, regionally and internationally, in the application of ICT tools and techniques, to make a positive impact. A crucial step in self-development involves recognising the good in others, and being wise enough to learn from them. How much more rewarding it is to recognise advice already offered, and to put it into use, like a remedy for a well-known problem. If you can talk the talk, then you should be prepared to walk the walk.
Despite the risk of being occasionally wrong or even the fear of being misunderstood, we must press on in objectively assessing issues, prescribing fair remedies, and taking required action too.
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About the Author
Dr. Lyndell St. Ville is an ICT Consultant based in Saint Lucia. His expertise includes systems analysis, design, and capacity building.