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Ranjan De Silva

Team and Leadership Excellence Newsletter

Vol.16 June 2013

Welcome to the sixteenth 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


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.
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

2 blog posts were published during this month taking the total to 41. The new blog posts 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




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

  1. Praise: Tell them what they did, tell them how you felt, build their confidence. Key to leadership success. 
  2. Catch people doing things right and praise them, rather than only waiting to catch people doing things wrong. Key to leadership success.
  3. Wow.. so nostalgic.. two beautiful versions of the anthem.. well sung! (@YouTube )
  4. I liked a @YouTube video  St Anthony's College Song
  5. Listen to leaves rustling in the wind and feel dew drops on your body. These little things create positive energy for success.
  6. Listen to the singing of the birds and the flowing of water. These little things create positive energy for success. 
  7. Watch the sunrise as often as you could. These little things create positive energy for success. 
  8. Be there when others need you. These little things create positive energy for  success. 
  9. Rise with the sun, take a breath of fresh air. These little things create positive energy for success. 
  10. Empathy – Key to Healthcare Success 
  11. Improve yourself a little bit everyday. These little things create positive energy for success. 
  12. Unbelievable!!! As always. Thank you for inspiring me. You are a great contributor to my (@YouTube )
  13. Play with little kids in the park. These little things create positive energy for success. 
  14. Always accept home made sweets, they are filled with love. These little things create positive energy for success. 
  15. Being able to respond to hatred with love is a sign of good mental health. 
  16. Being able to respond to anger with kindness is a sign of good mental health. 
  17. Being able to do something nice for someone everyday anonymously is a sign of good mental health. 
  18. Being able to have a smile on your face even in discomfort or when challenged is a sign of good mental health. 
  19. Being able to give feedback for mistakes in a growth fostering manner is a sign of good mental health. 
  20. Being able to see what's done right and appreciate it is a sign of good mental health. 
  21. Bill Gates: Three Things I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett | LinkedIn …
  22. Being able to see what's done right and appreciate it is a sign of good mental health. 
  23. Being able to appreciate even the smallest improvement is a sign of good mental health. 
  24. Being able to forgive ourselves and take the learnings of a mistake is a sign of good mental health. 
  25. Being able to forgive even our biggest enemy is a sign of good mental health. 
  26. What an engaging game, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand. Keep your nerve Lanka.
  27. Being able to see good in many things as possible  is a sign of good mental health. 
  28. Being able to trust after someone destroys it is a sign of good mental health. 

  29. Being able to laugh at our own imperfections is a sign of good mental health. 


The gallery was updated with the following albums:
  • Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming [MS-NLP] - Colombo - May 2013
  • Bluescope Steel - May 2013
  • Healthcare Leadership Training - Cleveland, USA - April 2013
Photos of these events and more can be viewed at:!gallery/cirw

Other Pages

The following pages have more information of interest and value:

Online Videos

New videos of testimonies of the Mastery of Self programme has been added to the testimonials page:!testimonials/c1qb1 
  • Testimonial by Anika 

  • Testimonial by Anya Cooke
  • 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. The details of three videos you can learn from are given below.

What’s in store for July 2013


  • July will begging with a leadership intervention for one of the leading educational publishers in the world ‘Pearsons’.
  • The final 2 days of MS-NLP for Ranbaxy will be held in July. 
  • I will spend most of the remaining month in my leadership role at Apollo Hospital in Dhaka. 
  • There will be no other training in Dhaka during the month as it is the month of Ramadan, therefore a fairly relaxed month.


The website has had 229 views for the month of June. The highest number of visits have been from Bangladesh, with Sri Lanka in second and the United States third. 
This month the blog has seen 551 visitors taking the total number to 21,504 visitors 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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