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Ranjan De Silva

Team and Leadership Excellence Newsletter

Vol.13 March 2013

Welcome to the thirteenth 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.

Ranjan's Reflections

Dear Friends,

Excellent Teams need excellent leaders and excellent leaders are those with the right personal characteristics. The month of March 2013 was a month that revealed the importance of this aspect due to the various events that I was blessed to experience.

The first of this was the resignation of Pope Benedict and the election of Pope Francis. This event showed the humility that leaders required. I was moved so much by that event that I wrote a blog post of which the link you can read below.


Then came a timely reminder about the evil in this world that continuously attacks the good in this world. Leaders need to be spiritual so that they contribute to the positive energy needed for growth. I have also written a blog on this titled ‘Use it or lose it’ of which the link is below.

Finally this weekend that started with the last supper, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday gives a timely reminder of the talents leaders need to have to help their teams rise from various depths they fall into, in order to create better teams that will contribute to a better world.

Wish you Excellence



The New Website

My new website which was launched in January is in full force right now. The blog still remains and can be accessed through the website and by following this link: 


Blog posts

3 blog posts were published during this month taking the total to 35. The new blog post are listed below for your information. 




  • “Use it or Lose it!” an inspirational post to get you into the zone of positivity and understand the relationship between positive and negative energy. The full post can be read 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



I have sent out 31 tweets during the month, some of which are listed below:

  1. We can all rise from our depths – Easter Message 
  2. Use it or lose it! 
  3. Bigger your goals are, bigger will be your challenges, and bigger will be your growth and happier will be your life. 
  4. What is more exciting, 20 years of experience in one arena or 1 years of experience each in 20 different arenas? 
  5. Live your life as an exclamation & exploration, not as a explanation or explosion. 
  6. Become re-born by doing new things,  your mind goes back to a child like state, it helps you to live a longer, happier, purposeful life.
  7. Every time you start some thing new, a new project, a new job, a new course, joining a new domain, moving to a new country you are re-born.
  8. Live everyday of your life, have a few interesting things to do the next day so that you look forward to  it. 
  9. Make life interesting by finding interesting things to do … life if boring if you are boring. 
  10. Pope Francis – the Epitaph of humility 
  11. @Pontifex God bless you Pope Francis. Pray for us.
  12. Love is the journey, not the destination. 
  13. Love is a verb, it is some thing we do to create a feeling of oneness. 
  14. Love is doing something on behalf of growth, even when it is inconvenient. 
  15. Love is enjoying the discomfort required for us to grow in areas important to us.
  16. Love is helping ourselves to become the best we are capable of, not trying to be what others want us to be. 
  17. Love is helping others to be what they want to be, not what we want them to be. 
  18. Celebrate what we achieve rather than despairing over what we did not achieve, channel the positive energy generated to improvement areas.
  19. We must think more of our responsibilities and less of our rights. 
  20. Secret of success: Give more than expected of you – Og Mandino.
  21. Always find ways of adding value to those you are connected with. 
  22. Allocate quality time to family, friends, society, colleagues and professional & business contacts to build great relationships for success.
  23. This Is What a $3.9 Million Car Looks Like -  only 3 were made 1 was bought by a Sri Lankan living in NY! Great Stuff
  24. Another dream has come true! It's amazing how the mind can manifest dreams with the power of Neuro Lingusitic Programming.

My live twitter feed can now be viewed on

Registration for Mastery of Self has not been closed. Watch this space for details of the next Mastery of Self and other upcoming events. 



  • 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 Lanka 
Visit!events/c4zy for details Mastery of Self event.


Photos from  various conferences and events can bee seen in the photo gallery.

See the photos in!gallery/cirw

Other Pages

The following pages have more information of interest and value:

Online Videos

Three new videos of testimonies of the Mastery of Self programme has been added to the testimonials page:!testimonials/c1qb1

The 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.

See the last 3 videos at:!online-audio-and-video-/c1m0f


What’s in store for April 2013

The moth of April is going to be filled with a variety of experiences that I will share with you as the month unfolds. 


  • We begin the month with day 1 & 2 of the Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming [NLP] playshop on the 2 & 3 of April at the Galadari Hotel Colombo. The event was sold out last week and we will have 60 energetic participants discovering the wonders and the power of the mind and learning to shape their lives for success.
  • Then I travel to Vietnam on the 5th of April to Inspire another 60 persons at a Mastery of Self through NLP playshop for the management team of one of the Hirdramani companies in Vietnam. Then I go to Dubai on the 8th of April for 3 days of training in negotiating skills through NLP and work life balance through NLP. 
  • Then I go to Cleveland in the United Stated to take part in a 2 week intensive leadership development programme for health care industry CEO’s. I am attending this course to improve my skills in being more effective in the leadership role I play at Apollo Hospital in Dhaka. Although I took over the role with no health care industry background, I have been effective in the role. However this course will help me be more effective. I am looking forward to going back to school.
  • During the intervening weekend of the two weeks course the families of my brother Ishan and Sister Kishani and my cousins Leonard and Clera from California are visiting me in Cleveland and I am looking forward to a great family re-union weekend.
  • I then return to Colombo on the 29th of April.



Ranjan’s website has had 374 hits in March 2013, with 79% being new visitors and 21% being returning visitors.  The highest number of visitors last month are from Sri Lanka, with Bangaladesh 2nd and United States 3rd


The blog has seen visitors from over 105 countries taking the total number of hits to 19,820.  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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