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Ranjan De Silva

Team and Leadership Excellence Newsletter

Vol.3 May 2012

Welcome to the third monthly newsletter.
While the first newsletter covered 3 months of news, this newsletter and the subsequent editions will cover a month’s activity.  We had 5847 hits as at end of April [The first 110 days] and the month of May had 1403 hits taking the total no of hits 7250. The highest number of visits was on the 5th of May 2012 where we had 145 hits.
This 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. To facilitate this I will list relevant information with links that will help you to access them 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.
Blog posts

Two blog posts were published during this month taking the total to 15 blogs. The two new blogs are listed below for your information.
  • The first blog post for the month published on the 5th of May 2012 was titled ‘Examination Stress in to Success’. This blog was in response to a common issue which kept surfacing from students connected to me on Facebook. It includes some tools and simple to apply concepts that can help convert examination stress into success. The link to this blog post is:


I published 2 articles during the month;
  • The Marketing Mix Up 3– This is the third of a series of articles that looks at the challenges faced by marketing specialist in companies and solution on how to overcome them to make the most of the opportunities available. The first article was focused on strategic marketing and the second article was focused on operational marketing. The third article elaborates the various business model companies can adopt to provide relevant value to their customers. Read this article in:
  • Right jobs, Right People, Social Networks - This is an article co-authoured with Thanzil Thajudeen and published in the Financial Times. It highlights the latest social media trends and how individuals can use it to find the right job and how employers can use it to find the right people.  Read this article in:


I have sent out 26 tweets during the month. Given below are some of them;
  • Understanding & making ourselves understood! - The key to quality relationships and success!
  • If great leaders require great emotional intelligence, then it is only normal to see their human side that includes moments of vulnerability
  • If great leaders require great emotional intelligence, then it is only normal to see their human side that includes moments of panic.
  • If great leaders require great emotional intelligence, then it is only normal to see their human side that includes moments of confusion.
  • If great leaders require great emotional intelligence, then it is only normal to see their human side that includes moments of fallibility.
  • To all the mothers! Yours is the most under-valued job in the world. May you be rewarded with happiness from the success of your off-spring.
  • WORRY is trying to resolve a problem over and over when unhappy with the solution. It saps ENERGY. Leave it to god and start living.
  • @RoshanCricket Yes all milestones need to be celebration and the energy created takes us over the line!
  • Convert studying stress into examination success. Find some simple but powerful tips at
  • Winners enjoy the discomfort and pain of growing as they know of the sweetness of success at the end.
  • Winners are over-demanded when whiners feel over-loaded.
  • Stress is the negative interpretation of pressure.
·       Positive people feel blessed with responsibility when under pressure when others get stress.
·       A diamond is made of a piece of coal put under pressure; a star is made from an ordinary person put under pressure.
·       Frustrations distract us from pursuing dreams. They are best ignored as they only take our attention from our dreams.
Please visit my Twitter page at!/ranjan_desilva and access the other Tweets and start following me for new Tweets.

Other Pages

The following pages have more information of interest and value:

Four new set of photos were loaded to the gallery;
  • Launch of my first book in 2003
  • Sharing the stage with Management Guru Tom Peters in 2000
  • Sharing the stage with Marketing Guru Jack Trout in 2005
  • Negotiation Skills Training for Mashreq Bank in Dubai in May 2012
See these photos and more in

What’s in store for June 2012

  • I will be speaking at a supply chain conference in Bangladesh mid June. I will share details and learnings from this event.
  • I intend publishing 1 or 2 more of the articles in the Marketing Mix up series,
  • I intend updating more photos of past events
  • I will continue to Tweet and Blog.
  • There are many events happening in Sensei International around the world spearheaded by consultants assigned to each of the markets.
As at the end of April the number of visitors to my site was from 59 countries and it has gone up to 66 countries as at end of May.  The lists of countries are:
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, India, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Portugal, Singapore, Netherlands, Qatar, Pakistan, Norway, Algeria, Sweden, Malaysia, Japan, France, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Italy, Bulgaria, Russian Federation, New Zealand, Maldives, Georgia, Germany, Thailand, Czech Republic, South Africa, Ghana, Croatia, Greece, Spain, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Kenya, Viet Nam, Cayman Islands, Israel, Morocco, Bahamas, Ireland, Nepal, Ukraine, Iceland, Gambia, Panama, Egypt, Brazil, Grenada, Austria, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Zambia, Nigeria, Bahrain, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Romania, Finland.
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