He emphasised the need to know one’s passion so as to know why one should pursue something and what drives it. He visualised this by showing us the above-pictured circles, explaining that ideally we should move from the centre and outwards. The why relates one’s passion - what drives us? The how relates to action - how are planning on pursuing our passion? Finally, the what relates to the results - what are we aiming at achieving?
Mr. Hovgaard furthermore explained about the emerging trend of being preactive as opposed to being proactive; being able to look five years ahead in time and assess what will be needed. Likewise, an excellent innovation drive is spurred by dissatisfaction; if you are discontented with something, act on it! If you see something you feel could use a change, go for it!
Following the presentation, the attendees were divided into groups of five and invited to play a game, “The Suitables”, specially developed for Suitable for Business. The game is based on the Future Navigator Trend Mapping game, which focuses on enforcing a preactive approach to trends and tendencies. By playing “The Suitables” the participants were encouraged to reflect on their professional passion and career strategy as well as taught to consider trends and tendencies as opportunities career-wise.
The game proved to be a good challenge and many found it surprisingly difficult to articulate their game-plan. We hope all the participants were able to take something with them from last night, and we thank Henrik Good Hovgaard for his time and creativity!