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Ranjan De Silva

Team and Leadership Excellence Newsletter

Vol.10 December 2012

Welcome to the tenth 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 from this issue. 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.

Ranjan’s Reflections!

With the Mayan Calendar reaching the end of its current cycle, 2012 was eventful with the economic downturn continuing and there were many efforts in many countries around the world to get out of it. Then there were the various natural and human made disasters such as the various storms, earthquakes, wars and killings that added more burdens on the leaders grappling with the economic crisis. Political leaders had new challenges to deal with, dividing their attention between the economy and the new challenges.  There were elections in many countries such as the USA, Russia, France, Spain, Egypt and it is hoped that the new leadership will have new vision and a new mindset to solve the challenges faced by the world.

Then there were the celebrations with the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen, The London Olympics, the re-election of Obama, the launch of path breaking communication
technology [Quad Core] for smart phones and tablets such as the iPhone 5, iPad 4th Generation, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy note and Windows 8. And of course the first video on You Tube to reach a billion hits; Gangnam Style!

My beloved country Sri Lanka has had many successes with the amazing development of infrastructure, beautification of cities and roads and the spectacular real estate development. The arrival of tourist over a million, the hosting of the T20 world cup and many other sporting, business and academic events had kept the country bubbling with energy. There are signs of reconciliation with the release of General Fonseka from prison and various dialogues taking place to generate understanding and reconciliation. While there are critics in all fronts as well as incidents that we can’t be proud of, I am hopeful the positive energy generated will help us face and resolve the challenges.

There have been many successes on the personal side and they can be read in my last blog for the year titled; Celebrating a spectacular 2012, filled with amazing learning and growth! Following the link:
The New Website
My new website was launched this month. which is my wordpress blog page was used as my website and it will still remains and is dedicated to the blog.
Blog posts

Blog posts
2 blog posts were published during this month taking the total to 29. The two new blogs are listed below for your information.

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

I have sent out 27 tweets during the month as listed below:
  • My latest blog for you...wish you a happy and successful 2013! ‪ 
  • Celebrating a spectacular 2012, filled with amazing learning and growth! ‪ 
  • 6 pillars holds up the purpose; brain, being, body, relationships, finances and time, take baby steps in all areas each day for a happy life
  • Our purpose gives us direction, a 5 year plan helps creating a path to success, a 1 month plan helps us take baby steps to make exciting.
  • A ship in a harbor is safe, but it is meant to be in the water
  • An aircraft is mostly off course but it gets to the destination due to constant course correction by the pilot. Be the pilot of your life.
  • Planning is great as long as we are willing to course correct as we start working on them.
  • If we fail to plan, we unknowingly plan to fail
  • Big goals opens up our creative faculties and let the creative juices flow.
  • Big goals helps open up the mind, the mind is like a parachute, it works only when it is open.
  • It's better to have a big goal and miss it by a bit rather than having a small goal and beating it by a lot.
  • Those who made a positive contribution to the world we live and love, were driven by a powerful 'purpose'
  • Those who use their 'purpose' daily as a reminder, decision maker, energizer are more successful than those who don't
  • Those with a 'purpose' are more focused, engaged, efficient, creative and successful.
  • A 'purpose' is trumpet, it cheers us on as we take the journey.
  • A 'purpose' is a filter, it helps us to select the right options.
  • A 'purpose' is a compass, it tell us if we are on the right direction.
  • A 'purpose' is a beacon, it shows us the way.
  • A 'Purpose' can take a life time or more. Walt Disney did not see 'Disney Land' from his eyes, but saw it in his mind before he transcended
  • A 'Purpose' gets more exciting when the 'Reason Why', becomes bigger.
  • A 'Goal' becomes a 'Purpose' when we add a big 'Reason' for the 'Goal'
  • This is my newest blog .... it's a message inspired by a personal experience that happened on the 24th of december 201…‪ 
  • Christmas is for giving, that’s why we should be forgiving ‪ 
  • As we celebrate Christmas, lets remember the talent we are blessed with & resolve to use it for the goodness of humanity. Merry .Christmas.
  • Congratulations to IIA Sri Lanka for organizing a great annual conference. Enjoyed sharing my thoughts on success by developing uniqueness
  • The November 2012 Team and Leadership Excellence newsletter. Read it clicking below. You can also subscribe to get it…‪ 

Details of events including an event that took place in December 2012 and two upcoming events in February and April were included in the events page. Out of these events you can register online for ‘Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming if you find them useful and if they are happening near a country you are in or a country you are travelling to.
  • 5th Annual conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors on 13 December 2012 – Colombo Sri Lanka
  • Asia Retail Congress – 14, 15 February 2012, Mumbai, India 
  • Mastery of Self [MS] through Neuro Linguistic Programming [NLP] – 4 day workshop to be held in Colombo Sri Lanka on the 2, 3 April & 1, 2 May 2013 – Colombo – Sri LankaVisit!events/c4zy for details and registration for the Mastery of Self event.

Photos from  various conferences and events can bee seen in the photo gallery.
See the photos in!gallery/cirw

Photos of the 5th Annual Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors [IIA] was added during the month.
Other Pages

The following pages have more information of interest and value:

Online Videos
The 6 online videos have had over 3000 views. We have got positive comments and we would like to hear from you too. The details of the last 3 videos are given below.
  • Gearing up for excellence (new edit): This is the new edit of the powerful and thought provoking presentation I made at the ‘Unleashing Your DNA’ seminar at Zayed University Convention Center, Dubai, UAE in 2009 and uploaded last December. There are more than 1350 views so far. The new edit has all 3 parts [9 mts each] of the earlier video in one 27 mts video with new audience footage added to it.
  • Sensei HPI [Human performance Index] at work for Agora: A presentation made by me at the Bangalore HR Summit 2011, titled HPI at work at Agora, the leading supermarket chain in Bangladesh. HPI is the sum total of the actions, interactions, behaviors and collaboration of leaders, teams and individuals at all levels of a business that have direct or indirect impact on business performance.

  • Agora SME development case study: A presentation by me at the Bangladesh Agri Business Supply Chain Conference held in June 2012 in Dhaka. Agora is the leading Supermarket Chain in Bangladesh where Ranjan is the CEO. He shares his experience of building Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) suppliers for fresh produce in preparation for Agora’s rapid expansion.


What’s in store for January 2013

  • Most of my time will be allocated to leading Apollo Hospital in Dhaka and JAT holdings in Sri Lanka, where I spend around 10 days each month on the ground and leading them remotely rest of the time.
  • I will be focused on a few other consulting projects during the month.
  • I intend publishing 1 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 November the number of visitors to my site was from 90 countries and it has gone up to 105 countries as at end of December.  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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