The month of June 13 had its share of Aha’s for Team and Leadership Excellence. An Aha is a term we use at Sensei to describe a new learning inspired by any event.
I started the month delivering the first 2 days of Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming (MS - NLP) in Colombo for Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals. This is my favourite session as it enables me to give hope and the required tools to make life a super-success. Since the technology is new for so many, it is amazing to see the sparkle in the eyes and inspiration in the hearts of the participants.
Aha: Doing what you love to do, specially when you start a new month or a new week gives us so much energy to do things superbly for the rest of the period.
The very next day, I was inspiring 90 sales professionals from orange electrical. I had been guiding this team since March and it was great to see the team having achieved the monthly target despite many challenges in the market place. Switching from pharmaceuticals to electrical was so energizing as it helped me to use a different part of my brain and enhance my creativity and versatility.
Aha: Switching from one activity to another, from one industry to another, from one group to another enhances our creativity and versatility.
The next day I travelled to Dhaka to continue to lead the team at Apollo Hospital. While I continued to enjoy every moment of this assignment, this month was even more fulfilling as I started sharing my learnings I had at Cleveland Clinic with various teams in the hospital. The team discussed learnings that can be taken for adaptation in our hospital. Selecting the relevant materiel and delivering them was a great refresher and gave me deeper understanding of the content.
Aha: Teaching what we had learnt gives us greater understanding and helps remember the materiel better.
The next two days were the final 2 days of the 4 day ‘Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming (MS-NLP) workshop for the public in Dhaka. It was great to hear the stories of the great breakthroughs achieved by the participants during the 3-week intervening period. The ‘playshop’ ended with the usual high and the participants went away with hope, anticipation, action steps and energy to take their lives to the next levels of success and happiness.
Aha: Giving space in-between learnings helps consolidate the learnings and make them more sustainable.
During the month in Dhaka I guided teams in Glaxo Smithkline Consumer Health Care, Grameen phone IT and IFIC bank in improving their corporate culture, leadership and personal excellence. Switching from industry to industry, venue to venue, culture to culture was so rewarding.
Aha: The beauty of diversity is amazing.
On the personal side I missed my family so much as I had only a little time with them during the month. However I was in touch with them thanks to the communication technology available to us. My youngest daughter Radeesha was playing the lead role in a drama. Perhaps because of the exhaustion of practicing the whole month and the pressure of the high expectations she was unwell before the final perform yesterday. But she had performed with sheer determination despite her condition and had done a fabulous job is recovering today. My eldest daughter Natasha had the good fortune of meeting the famous musician Stevie Wonder at work and my second daughter continued her great creative work in fashion design as she continued to excel in her university. My wife Jennifer as usual was being a wonderful mother to my daughters as helping them continue to excel.
Aha: The family is the greatest sources of motivation and energy.
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