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Ranjan De Silva

Team and Leadership Excellence Newsletter

Vol.19 September 2013

Welcome to the ninteenth 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.



Team and Leadership Aha’s! – September 2013



Some people prefer to stay in the same industry for most of their life so that they can continue to master than industry and rise to the top. Some others like to switch industries and gather a variety of experiences. There life is rich due to the diverse experience and perspectives they have. Both these approaches have their benefits. I personally prefer the second category and I am fortunate to be in a vocation that gives me that variety.  


I am happy to share the Team and Leadership Excellence AHA’s for the month of September 2013. An Aha is a term we use at Sensei to describe a new learning inspired by any event.


I started the month with a few free days with the family in Sri Lanka interspersed with some team and client interactions. While it would have been wonderful to focus on one group at a time, the limited time did not permit it. However the variety did help to make the most of the time. 


Aha: While focus is the best form of work, variety of work that requires switching into different mental activity helps get more things done in limited periods.


Next I had the pleasure of running a 1-day ‘Communications Excellence’ training for Pearson Lanka as a part of a leadership development process we are conducting for them. Since this group is very advanced it was interesting designing and delivering a path-breaking programme filled with a variety of unique communications tools.  


Aha: Working with top teams helps raise the game.


Thereafter I delivered day 3 & 4 of ‘Mastery of Self through Neuro Linguistic Programming [NLP] for Hirdramani. The participants came back after one-month of applying the NLP tools into their lives after the first two days the previous months. 

Their achievements were amazing and the session was highly energizing and inspiring.


Aha: Working with people interested in using what we teach is one of the best energizers one can find.


Thereafter after few more days with the family, I travelled to Bangkok to attend the Hospital Management Asia [HMA] conference and awards. The conference was amazing in-terms of learning and networking as it helped me to learn about the new industry [Health Care] that I am now apart of. The leadership innovations at the hospital I lead [Apollo Hospital Dhaka] enabled us to win the award of excellence for innovation in hospital governance and management. I also had the privilege of making a presentation with regard to the innovations we did to win this Asian award.


Aha: A variety of experiences; learning, networking, teaching and being recognized helps raise confidence levels to a different height.


Then I travelled to Dhaka lead the team at Apollo Hospital on the ground. This period was interesting, as we had to face 3 major challenges. Dealing with them in addition to the usual leadership work was challenging but interesting and growth giving. 


Aha: While challenges help us grow, having a variety of challenges at the same time makes that growth of a far superior quality. 


I ended the month with a one-day sales training titled ‘Boost up your sales’ and 2 day personal excellence through NLP training for GPIT. This is another brilliant company I am privileged to work with.  On day 2 of this 3-day process I developed a soar voice, as I had to speak for long lengths without a microphone due to a problem in the sound system. However it is amazing how I was back to normal by the end of day 3 as understood my conditions and took care of it, despite having to speak most of the day on day 2.


Aha: Passionate work and proper care with the right understanding of a condition can help rejuvenate rather than deteriorate. 


Blog posts


1 blog posts was published during this month taking the total to 45. The new blog post along with a short excerpt is listed below for your information. 

The Art of Well-Being

“In my ‘Self Mastery’ trainings I teach the importance of a balanced life for success of happiness. It is important to have a balance in caring for our being, body, brain, people, time and money and growing all these areas simultaneously. While I was sharing this good advice at my trainings and practicing them to a great extent, I always felt there was more room for improvement.”

Read the full post 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



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




  1. Ordinary teams have conversations, great teams also have radical conversations. 
  2. Ordinary teams allow information to flow, great teams also ensures the right information flows to the right people at the right time.
  3. Ordinary teams share ideas, great teams also challenge ideas. 
  4. Ordinary teams ensure functions are filled, great teams also ensures diversity. 
  5. Ordinary teams deals with the storms, great teams also create storms for others. 
  6. Ordinary teams corporate, great teams also create synergy. 
  7. Ordinary teams win to enjoy, great teams also enjoy to win. 
  8. Ordinary teams go for targets, great teams also go for stretch targets. 
  9. An ordinary boss develop team members, a gifted boss develop leaders. 
  10. An ordinary boss provides resources to perform, a gifted boss creates the right environment to perform. 
  11. An ordinary boss thinks with the head, a gifted boss thinks with the heart. 
  12. An ordinary boss will teach, a gifted boss will coach. 
  13. An ordinary boss delegates, gifted boss empowers. 
  14. An ordinary boss sees your areas for improvement, a gifted boss see your potential for excellence. 
  15. An ordinary boss gives feedback, a gifted boss asks for feedback. 
  16. An ordinary boss gives helpful instructions, a gifted boss inspires. 
  17. Ordinary teams have a leader and followers, great teams have leaders at all levels. 


Photos of various events conducted by Ranjan 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 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 October 2013


  • In addition to spending time at Apollo Hospital Dhaka., playing the role of the CEO and a few assignments for GPIT, IFIC Bank, Haque Group and Hirdramani Industries, we will have two public events in Sri Lanka.
  • We start our 4- day Mastery of Self through NLP playshop for the public on the 14 & 15. Then next two days will be in October. Please see details in;!mind-power/cpqz
  • Thereafter we are privileged to have the Senior Partner of Sensei International, Omar Khan visiting Sri Lanka after 7 years to conduct a session for Pearson Lanka (as pert of the leadership development process I described earlier) and to conduct two half-day mega events on the 28th of October. The morning session is a corporate event titled ‘Top Performance through Top Teams’ and the afternoon session is an event designed for our Mastery Graduates titled; The Heart and Soul of Real Communications.






The website has had 297 views for the month of September. The highest number of visits have been from Sri Lanka, with Bangladesh in second place and the United States in 3rd place. 


This month the blog has seen 269 hits taking the total number to 22,462 views 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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