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Ranjan De Silva

Team and Leadership Excellence Newsletter

Vol.20 October 2013

Welcome to the twentieth monthly newsletter. 

While this newsletter is designed to help you have sight of what had gone on during the month so that you can pick up on anything you might have missed, I will be adding a small article with some of my ‘reflections’ at the beginning of each newsletter. I will list relevant information with links that will help you to access content of interest with ease. I would also like to hear from you any feedback you may have on the contents as well as anything new you might want me to do. I will do my best to respond.



Team and Leadership Aha’s! – October 2013


Once some one said, we have an amazing brain that starts working when we wake up and keeps going until we go to work! We go into boredom when work starts and wait to go home to make model aircrafts, write epic poetry or re-build a business process. Most employees wait for 5 pm or the weekend and that's where they come to life … there is mass re-incarnation.


During my regular coaching sessions a common challenge leaders bring to me for guidance is how do I keep my team members engaged. They tend to lose focus. They tend to be interested in other things even during work. So let me share with all you leaders, from my experience this month, what steps you can take as a leader or a team members to keep your team or yourself engaged.


As a Team leader:

Help your team members find their personal purpose for life [a personal mission statement]. This energizes and engages them.  Visit my blog and follow this link to find out how to find a personal purpose:

Show how their current work will help them to get to their purpose. It could be directly if the personal purpose is in the same industry or arena as your organizations. It could be indirect when the industries are not the same but yet he/she can learn leadership, management, customer service, networking, selling, and build a fund to realize the purpose. See my article: ‘Getting that dream job’ on for more on this.

Help get to the purpose by providing relevant jobs, projects and/or training that is related.

Care for them as you would care for someone close to you.


As a Team member:

Find your personal purpose for life [a personal mission statement]. This will energize and engage you.  Visit my blog and follow this link to find out how to find your personal purpose:

Explore to find-out how your current work will help you to get to your purpose. It could be directly relevant if your personal purpose is in the same industry or arena as your organizations. It could be indirect when the industries are not the same but yet you can learn leadership, management, customer service, networking, selling, and build a fund to realize the purpose. See my article: ‘Getting that dream job’ on for more on this.

Help yourself get to the purpose by learning on the job, asking for lateral movements to broaden your experience, looking for projects to get involved in within your organization or in social associations and seeking continuous self assessments and training that is related.

Care for yourself enough to make those sacrifices needed on behalf of your purpose.



Aha’s from October 2013


Aha’s – having a learning that helps understand life and purpose better. 


We started our 4- day Mastery of Self through NLP playshop for the public on the 14 & 15. The reason participants are highly engaged and energized for 10 hours a day is because of the positive energy, thoughts and action created. The participants find their purpose and learn the tool to realize it and this generates amazing positive energy that keeps them going for the 10 hours. Please see details in;!mind-power/cpqz


The session featuring the Senior Partner of Sensei International, Omar Khan who was to conduct two half-day mega events on the 28th of October was postponed due to a medical emergency he faced. We all felt that it is almost impossible for Omar Khan to have a medical challenge, given his positive mind-set and heart-set and this came as a wake up call to all of us. It was a wake up call and reminder to all of us that we are not infallible and while we do our best to add value to this world through living our purpose, we need to have faith in god [or universal energy system]. It was also wonderful to see the almost 300 participants who were eagerly awaiting the event, were supportive of us during this challenging period. The new dates of the event is 21 January 2014.  The morning session is a corporate event titled ‘Top Performance through Top Teams’ and the afternoon session is an event designed for our Mastery Graduates titled; The Heart and Soul of Real Communications.


While I had many consulting/ training interventions in addition to my leadership role at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, during the month, the highlight was a session I did in Dubai yesterday for a global leadership team of a top multinational company in creating a ‘Winning Culture’. I find this type of session brings out the best in me because guiding world-class leaders need world-class processes, a world-class mind-set and world class thinking.

Blog posts

3 blog posts were published during this month taking the total to 47. The new blog post along with a short excerpt is listed below for your information. 


‘Attitude of Gratitude to my Alma Mater’ 

“The motivations of different people are different. Some do it for the gratitude, some do it for the glory, some do it for social status and others do it to develop business networks. When the motives are different there is bound to be conflict. Such conflict can make those who do things with nobel motives disgruntled. When this happens some feel like walking away, minding there own business and not doing anything for the college and some others decide to persist. I always believe such obstacles helps us to further develop our goodness.”

Read the full post at: 

Does Top Talent Always Become a Top Team that Delivers Top Performance?’

“Ever had a situation where you had top talent in your team perhaps a great track record of performance supported by great processes and a super brand, but with no results to justify these inputs…”

Read the full post at: 

‘The Heart and Soul of Real Communication’ 

“Alumni of ‘Mastery of Self’ are no strangers to paradigm expansion. Our NLPers see the world as raw material; they are architects. Instead of ‘obstacles’ they create ‘possibilities’; not by ducking facts, but by courageously facing them, reframing them, and transforming them!” 

Read the full post at: 




14 articles have been published since the launch of this website . They are in the areas of leadership, teams, personal excellence, marketing and world affairs with relevance. Please click below to read them;!articles/cp7n


14 tweets were sent out during the month, some of which are listed below:


  1. A 14 mts interview on ART TV regarding Omar Khan's postponed session on the 28th of October and  Sensei's renewed pl… 
  2. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Human Performance Software - By Omar Khan on 28 October 2013
  3. Does top talent always guarantee top performance? My latest blog with details of an inspiring learning experience wi… 
  4. Does Top Talent always become a Top Team that delivers Top Performance? 
  5. Ordinary teams celebrate team success, great teams also celebrate each others success. 
  6. Ordinary teams implement instructions, great teams also take initiatives. 
  7. Ordinary teams execute plans, great teams also execute 'wow projects'. 


Photos of various events conducted by Ranjan can be viewed at:!gallery/cirw 

Online Videos 
A new video was published in October.

Human Performance Software

A video of Ranjan speaking to Art TV about the upcoming event Human Performance Software by Omar Khan to be held on the 21st of January 2014. 

Other Pages

The following pages have more information of interest and value:

Online Videos

Four videos of testimonies of the Mastery of Self programme can be found on the testimonials page:!testimonials/c1qb1 
  • Testimonial by Anika 

  • Testimonial by Ejazur Rahman 

The other online videos have had over 3000 views. We have got positive comments and we would like to hear from you too. 

What’s in store for November 2013


  • In addition to spending time at Apollo Hospital Dhaka., playing the role of the CEO and a few assignments for GPIT, IFIC Bank, Haque Group and Hirdramani Industries, we will have the final 2 days of Mastery of Self through NLP playshop for the public on the 1 & 2 November. Please see details in;!mind-power/cpqz





The website has had 664 views for the month of September. The highest number of visits have been from Sri Lanka, with Bangladesh in second place and the United States in 3rd place. 


This month the blog has seen 657 hits taking the total number to 23,119 views from over 105 countries. The lists of countries are given below;  

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United States, United Kingdom , India , United Arab Emirates , Canada , Australia , Switzerland , Saudi Arabia , Portugal , Singapore , Netherlands , Qatar , Pakistan , Norway, New Zealand  , Italy , France , Malaysia , Sweden , Uganda , Algeria , Japan  , Indonesia  , Maldives, Russian Federation , Georgia , Bulgaria , Brunei Darussalam  , Thailand  , Fiji , Iceland , Germany , Spain , Egypt , Israel , Poland , Republic of Korea , Czech Republic, South Africa , Turkey , Mongolia, Ghana, Philippines , Croatia , Greece  , Hong Kong , Malta, Nepal , Kenya , Ecuador , Viet Nam , Bermuda , Ireland, Bahrain, Brazil, Jamaica , Bahamas, Ukraine , Cayman Islands , Morocco, Senegal  , Grenada , Nigeria, Gambia, Finland , Austria , Afghanistan , Azerbaijan, Colombia , Argentina , Panama, Oman, Jordan, Romania, Benin, Slovenia, Belgium , Trinidad and Tobago , Denmark, Swaziland , Zambia, Mauritius, Costa Rica, Palestinian Territory , Mexico, Slovakia, Puerto Rico and Myanmar. 


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