Friday, April 30, 2010

Powerful Leadership Tactics

Tactic #1: Read Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Dan and Chip Heath
Tactic #2: Get to know your priorities well. Then have the execution intelligence to strip away everything else.

Tactic #3: Understand who you become in the face of change. What behavior or actions dominate? Do those behaviors lead you towards the best possible outcomes? If not, what behavior would lead you straight into the scoring zone?
Tactic #4: How can you ignite the leadership capacity in every single person throughout your organization?

Tactic #5: Don't Go AWOL. Change is always messiest in the middle. And it can seem as if nothing's working and zero is happening.  To master change, you absolutely must be persistent and have patience. Most change initiatives fail because they are cancelled or aborted early in the process. Lean into the change and man your post.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Change Management Skills

Another interesting article from Robin Sharma:

Change is Business

Change is business in this new world. A world of dramatic globalization. A world shaped by a communication revolution with zero end in sight. A world where 9-5 has been overshadowed by 24/7-365. A world where technology has given the 17-year-old next door the leverage to create some serious heat in your industry.
This new world relentlessly delivers change. The marketspace is now raw excitement. It's also made business and life itself very unpredictable. Change is the new reality. Understanding the reality doesn't necessarily make going through change any easier. When change is rocking my world, I turn to The Group of 7. The 7 Change Management Skills that will give you navigation, grounding, as well as open some awesome opportunities.

The Group of 7:
1. Be in the Business of Developing Leaders
The only way any organization - and any human being, for that matter - can win in the ring with change, is to start developing leadership capacity in everyone. This is the single most important business discipline required to overcome change. An organization is the sum of its parts - all people in all roles. If a leader hasn't invested in developing the people, or has turned a neglectful eye on the importance of all the parts, the sum of that organization will unfortunately be less than zero.
An organization who develops the leader in everyone will not only adapt beautifully to the changing conditions, it will actually lead within its field.
2. Be So Good They Can't Ignore You
Great words of wisdom from Actor Steve Martin.  Be so good they can't ignore you. No matter what your craft is, or your industry, or your position, become so good at it, you'll make it impossible to go unnoticed. Committing yourself to mastery at what you do, is the only standard to hold yourself to in times of change. Anything less, and you'll be left behind. So shift from victim to virtuoso.
3. Change Provides Free Business Consulting
Intelligent enterprises understand that hard business conditions deliver free consulting advice. During intense times, you have the chance to discover your weaknesses and become aware of your constraints. During times of change or chaos you have the opportunity to line things up and square things off that you might under normal circumstances neglect. The upside of change is it provides positive pressure to make you pivot and become even more efficient, effective, and profitable. "Sometimes knowing your weaknesses can be your greatest strength." Howard Schultz
4. Refuse to Major in the Minors
The best leaders stay staggeringly focused on the biggest To Dos. They have the fiery resolve to have an almost military like concentration on their best opportunities and refuse to be sidetracked by anything else. Find the inner discipline to stick to the majors and say "no" to the minors.
5. Take a Step against Stagnation
Take a step ahead - even if you're not quite sure where you are going. There is no perfect choice in business or in life. All we can do is make the best choice when action is necessary. Forward movement has power. It will advance your life in one way or another. Doing nothing in the face of change, on the other hand, is the worst thing you can do. Doing nothing is the beginning of the end.
6. Change has an Outstanding ROI
While others resist change, refusing to grow with it, embrace it and use it to your advantage.  Leverage it to promote your leadership abilities.  Exploit it to build a stronger business.  Capitalize on it and maximize its return.  According to bestselling authors and management consultants Hammer and Champy "70% of business reengineering projects [aka changes] fail."  In times of change, many businesses fall off course or drop out of the race entirely.  Your best business opportunity is to become part of the 30% who actually win at change and advance simply because others can't stomach the course.
7. Regain your Stride by Managing Processes
Rosabeth Moss Kanter a professor at Harvard Business School, suggests the importance of establishing "certainty of process when there can't be certainty about decisions." Harvard Business Review. Even though you don't know details, decision or future outcomes, you can be certain about setting your priorities, goals, and action items such as scheduling meetings with key players.  Reground yourself by managing the processes surrounding change.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Interesting article from Robin Sharma..

Dear Amol,

I wasn't planning on writing to you today until I got an exciting email from Peggy McColl:

Peggy - in case you're not already aware - has been an amazingly successful Internet Marketer, Success Coach, and Author for more than a decade. Perhaps you've read some of her best selling books, or taken one of her popular courses. Or maybe not.

At any rate...

I knew she had been working on her seventh book for some time now. And it came today!

Now if you've been with me any length of time, you know how very fussy I am about who and what I recommend to you.
Let me cut right to the chase here - if you have any interest whatsoever in selling anything online (and if you sell ANYTHING AT ALL, you really ought to move it online - at least partially)...

Then this book is an absolute must read. Great value in it.

I can say that, if you follow Peggy's advice in Viral Explosions (yes, that's the name of the book - you'll understand when you visit her website)...

There's practically only one result possible: you WILL meet with near unimaginable success.

Because whether your goal is to increase sales, build your brand and your business, or simply raise awareness of your favorite cause and spread a message of good will ... can reach an extraordinary number of people in record time following the program Peggy shares with you.

All I really want is for any of my friends who might be able to benefit from this book - and by benefit, I mean make LOTS of sales, and make them QUICKLY - to hear about it.

And if that includes YOU...
Then please use the link below to visit Peg's site and get all the details I just don't have room to give you here:

Peggy fully explains, in simple step by step language, every one of the strategies she uses to market her own products . . . AND teaches to her thousands of clients and students around the globe.

She cuts through the clutter, confusion, and myth surrounding Internet Marketing, and focuses in on what really works.

I do urge you to check it out, and reserve your copy right away.

Because when I read through the info' on that page, she was promising a virtual gift basket of valuable goodies for anyone who grabs their copy before the cut-off date.

You deserve to check out all the exciting details for yourself at:

Wishing you all the GREATEST success...

P.S. Very few success coaches can match Peggy's track record of results for her students and readers - because she's been helping change lives now for 25 YEARS! She's the Real Deal.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Canada Immigration

This is an interesting information from one of the Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant. I thought could be useful for any of you there planning for Canada Immigration. Contacts provided below can be used directly to reach the concerned person. I am in no way claiming this is the only service available or I have used the services. So please check on all the things end-to-end before getting into dealing with the personnel.

Started by Vasim Shaikh, Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant and a Member of CSIC at Transglobe Consultancy Services Inc.

As you may know, existing Skilled Worker immigration categories are likely to change based on the changing manpower needs of Canada. Government of Canada has already started consultation for changing existing following Categories to apply for Permanent residence of Canada as a Skilled worker:

0111: Financial Managers
0213: Computer and Information Systems Managers
0311: Managers in Health Care
0631: Restaurant and Food Service Managers
0632: Accommodation Service Managers
0711: Construction Managers
1111: Financial Auditors and Accountants
2113: Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
2143: Mining Engineers
2144: Geological Engineers
2145: Petroleum Engineers
3111: Specialist Physicians
3112: General Practitioners and Family Physicians
3141: Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists
3142: Physiotherapists
3143: Occupational Therapists
3151: Head Nurses and Supervisors
3152: Registered Nurses
3215: Medical Radiation Technologists
3233: Licensed Practical Nurses
4121: University Professors
4131: College and Other Vocational Instructors
6241: Chefs
6242: Cooks
7213: Contractors and Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
7215: Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7217: Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7241: Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System)
7242: Industrial Electricians
7251: Plumbers
7252: Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers
7265: Welders and Related Machine Operators
7312: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371: Crane Operators
7372: Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction
8221: Supervisors, Mining and Quarrying
8222: Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
9212: Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas and Chemical Processing and Utilities

If you are interested to immigrate to Canada and have skills in the above mentioned categories it is recommended to file your immigration application at the earliest.

If you need further information please contact us on or call on 1-4168228552.

Vasim Shaikh
Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant
Fellow of CMI(Canadian Migration Institute)
Tel: 1-416-822-8552
Fax: 1-647-436-6973
By Vasim Shaikh, Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant and a Member of CSIC at Transglobe Consultancy Services Inc.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Cute.. Birthday card from my son..

My son presented this card to me on my birthday last week... and I was speechless.. and so very delighted to get this from him.....