India Has Advanced In 30 Years, As Much As Britain Did In 150 Years”; Said Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman

”India Has Advanced In 30 Years, As Much As Britain Did In 150 Years”; Said Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman – (Source: NDTV.Com Article).

Terming India’s economic growth progress as “extraordinary”, he said INDIA has become the world’s 3rd largest economy (on purchasing power parity) overtaking JAPAN and while being behind the US and CHINA, it is far bigger than any European country.

Since July 2011, MasterClass™ has been saying on every platform that India shall overtake JAPAN to become the 3rd largest economy in the world by PPP. That has already happened.

Now MasterClass™ is betting on India’s GDP to double in the next 7 or 8 years. That will open up humongous opportunities for everyone who is prepared for a fast changing world.

Those who don’t change their mindset, who don’t learn new skills required to excel, and who are caught up in political debates, waiting for political parties & governments to do something for them & in other negative pursuits of mind will be left behind.

Management Guru Ambrish Chheda has gone to the extent of saying that; “Such golden period as we are witnessing now and which will last for the next 30 Years, when the Indian economy will overtake the US economy to become the second largest economy (PPP) in the world, has not been witnessed by India at least in the last 1,000 years.”

Friends, don’t miss out on this massive OPPORTUNITY. And don’t get left behind.

HERE IS THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROCESS, SIMPLIFIED FOR YOU:

1) Re-Orient your ‘Mindset’.

2) Re-Skill yourself, learn management tools & techniques; including ‘Strategic Thinking & Execution Skills’, and ‘Soft Skills’.

3) Adapt to the fast changing world.

4) Develop your Purpose, Mission, Vision, Values & Long Term Goals in Writing.

5) Think and implement continuous innovation and disruption. This is the wave of 21st-century.

6) Create an ‘Action Plan’.

7) Track progress by periodical Progress Reviews.

8 ) Don’t wait for things to happen; make them happen.

9) Take help of experienced professionals, experts, consultants and more importantly, develop lifelong relationships with ‘Professional Mentors’. All high-performance people in the world do that.

Let us all contribute to “NATION BUILDING“. That’s the mission of MasterClass™.

http://www.theMasterClass.in

Next Level of Success. Simplified.

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My Dream For India on this 70th Independence Day

HAPPY 70th INDEPENDENCE DAY! I believe that ‘Nation Building‘ is not just the task of Shri Narendra Modi Ji, politicians & governments. Each of us must contribute to that process in whichever way we can.


HERE IS MY DREAM FOR INDIA:
Long live our Beloved India! Unity in Diversity can be one of our biggest strengths. May we all work together in harmony to bring out each other’s true potential and bring the country back to the glorious position in the world, as it was in its past history! 

Yes, YOU & I, and two more generations will get us there by 2050. Not by our ‘opinions’, but by our actions. Not by listening to the negatives & nay sayers, but with a positive mindset & belief in ourselves. And in our dreams. Not by bringing out the worst in others, but by bringing out the best from them. Not by just working at jobs, but by creating jobs and an equal opportunity for all sections of the society. 

On this day, I remember the beautiful POEM by the great Rabindranath Tagore;

“Where the mind is without fear, and the head is held high, 

Where knowledge is free, 

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments, 

By narrow domestic walls, 

Where words come out from the depth of truth, 

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection, 

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way,

Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit, 

Where the mind is led forward by thee, 

Into ever-widening thought and action, 

INTO THAT HEAVEN OF FREEDOM, 

MY FATHER, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE.”

Those of you who believe in the idea called “INDIA”, know that though this may look like a distant dream to many people, it is achievable by 2050 when India will be amongst the top-3 economies of the world due to various factors as analysed by IMF, World Economic Council and various other studies of the world Economy.

Because I believe, not just people, even countries have to have a dream! AN INDIA OF OUR DREAMS. 

That’s the best legacy we can leave behind for our future generations and more importantly for a better & peaceful world.

And since EACH OF US must play our part in ‘NATION BUILDING’, HENCE THE MISSION STATEMENT OF MASTERCLASS:

OUR MISSION IS ‘NATION BUILDING’, by contributing in our own way, to the economic development of our country, by helping tens of thousands of Indian organisations and individuals reach the next level of success. We do this by providing ‘Strategic Execution Consulting Services’, simplified training programs and tools, through various mediums across the country, through professionals with practical industry experience.”

Over 1,000 companies are already using the revolutionary MasterClass™ methodology to SCALE-UP their companies to the next level.  

Once again, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
                                       

                                                  – Ambrish Chheda


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

(Mr. Ambrish Chheda, the author of this article, is the Chairman & Managing Director of MasterClass Training & Consulting LLP, a Strategic Execution Consulting firm. 

He had decided early on that after the age of 50 years, he wants to dedicate his life to our country. For this purpose, he left his lucrative corporate career and founded MasterClass Training & Consulting LLP, a STRATEGIC EXECUTION CONSULTING FIRM. The MISSION of MasterClass is ‘Nation Building’, by helping tens of thousands of companies to Scale Up to the Next Level by developing ‘Strategic Execution Focus’, and thereby contributing to the Indian Economy. 

Today, over 1,000 companies from various sectors are using the revolutionary MasterClass™ Methodology, for developing their Strategy, Planning, Implementation & Performance Management Processes to Scale Up these companies to the Next Level of Success through ‘Strategic Execution Focus’ in a Simplified manner. This results in ‘transformational growth’ rather than just ‘incremental growth’. 

MasterClass™ was the proud recipient of “NATIONAL AWARD for Excellence in Training and Development 2016: Best Mentoring Program”, presented by the WORLD HRD CONGRESS, WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS & ASIAN CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESSES. 

www.theMasterClass.in)

Two Acid Tests For True Leaders: Do You Measure Up?!

Two Acid Tests For True Leaders: Do You Measure Up?

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Last week, a newly appointed National Manager for Sales and Field Support with a client servicing team with 4 Zonal Managers reporting to him & 40 Regional Managers under the zonal managers, asked me a very pertinent question; “As a newly appointed manager, how should I establish my leadership within my team?”

He had already been inducted into the team for over six months, came from the same industry, with leadership background, proven track record, had thought that he had been doing everything right during the first six months, but his team was not truly accepting all his commands. They were doing things which were convenient for them to do, while ignoring commands which put them out of their comfort zones.

Obviously, he had realised that his leadership was not yet firmly established within his team. And therefore his question was understandable; viz. “As a newly appointed manager, how should I establish my leadership within my team?”
My answer to him was extempore:

1) STAGE-1: ESTABLISH YOUR COMMAND & CONTROL SYSTEM: 

At the outset, any new entrant into an organisation, even despite his proven track record of leadership, needs to establish very clearly in the eyes of his team members and the team members down below them, that he is the boss.

He can do so by first setting up the key objectives to be achieved by the team in the immediate, short, medium and long-term, in relation to the mission and the vision of the organisation. He also needs to reiterate alignment by all the members with the core-values of the organisation. He needs to establish very clearly in the minds of his entire team that he will accept no violation of any of the core-values of the organisation, regardless of the high performance of the team members.

He then needs to convert the key objectives to be achieved into yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily GOALS for each of the team members including himself, along with the KPIs, KEY TASKS & timelines, and the MIS reports that need to be filed by the team members. Needless to say that all these must be in alignment with the company’s present practices.

He then needs to show to the team that he’s a taskmaster who is absolutely focused on quality of execution, with strong review system mechanisms. This is where he will get to establish clearly in the minds of his team members that he is a strictler for command and control system. During this phase he can even exercise a mild degree of ruthlessness with people who are not in alignment with the team objectives. If need be, he can invoke fear in the minds of non-compliant team members.

2) STAGE-2: ESTABLISH TRUST BY EXHIBITING THAT YOU ARE A HUMAN & THAT YOU CARE: 

During the first stage which may last 3 to 6 months, you may appear a little high-handed to many team members, and even inhuman to a few others.

It is now time to establish that you are a human too and that you truly care for your team members.

To establish this in the minds of your team, you must take up every opportunity to help a team member in distress. For example, if someone is not able to achieve his targets under the team repeatedly, you can go and help him fulfil his targets. If there are situations outside of his work areas that need attention, you can help the team member by going out of the way helping him in such areas, of course with caution.

By doing this repeatedly with a few team members, you will not only win over their “Blind Trust“, but also the admiration from other team members. The team will now be able to relate to you and connect with you more openly. Many will now see you as a tough taskmaster who is also very humane. And start developing trust for you.

3) STAGE-3: MOULDING THEM IN TO LEADERS: 

After first establishing your command and control, and then winning over their blind trust, you can now start identifying a few potential leaders and start moulding them into leadership roles under you.

For this, you need to start empowering them, but before that you need to fine-tune or create structure, policies, SOPs, FAQs and systems to be followed by the teams.

There was a huge pause from my side after this; and I observed that all this while, the National Manager, the other functional heads in the team equivalent to his level, the CEO and the CIO of the company were listening to me with rapt attention. Some of them were even taking notes.

This was simply because this kind of an answer that I gave was not necessarily from the management textbooks. This was not what they had expected, but found very convincing. It opened up their minds!

A lot has been said about leadership. Volumes and volumes of books have been written about this. So many training programs, seminars and conferences have been conducted on the subject of leadership. Obviously, there are many “must have/s” in a list of leadership qualities.

However, at MasterClass™ we have devised just TWO acid tests to determine if you are truly a leader or not:

1) Do you have many ‘blind followers’?

2) Have you ‘created’ strong leaders under you?

As you will see, many other traits of leadership; viz, the leader must lead by example, leader must be selfless, leader must be honest, leader must be visionary, and so on, will pale by comparison with these two acid tests for Leadership! And most of the “Must have” traits are likely to be already covered in the process of leaders having “Blind Followers”.  How can you be called a leader if you don’t have many blind followers? Do you have followers at all? Or are they following you because of your title or your chair? What happens once you no longer have a title or a chair, are they likely to unfollow you? In that case you’re not a true leader of men!  

Secondly, how can you be called a true leader, unless you have really ‘created’ strong leaders under you? Majority of the companies & organisations in the world are suffering from this disease. Most leaders don’t let strong leaders develop under their wings. Their own insecurities are responsible for such a state of affairs. They think that if I develop strong leaders under me, someday one such leader may take away my position, title and chair. And therefore most of them breed mediocrity, rather than greatness. Forgetting that when companies, organisations, industries, societies, countries and the world spots people capable of ‘creating’ great leaders under themselves, so many more opportunities always open up before such quality of leaders. It is the leaders that you have created under you that lift you up to be seen and recognised by the world.

After my meeting, the CEO of the company who came to see me off at the driveway told me that this was one of the most fascinating lessons in leadership that he had learnt today. And he further told me that while I was speaking and explaining the basic tenets of leadership, several faces of leaders under whom he had worked & learnt from, were appearing before his eyes, and therefore he could connect so very well with the lessons in ‘true leadership‘ learnt today.

So, let me close this with these two Acid Tests for yourself, if you think you are a true leader:
1) Do you have many ‘blind followers’?

2) Have you ‘created’ strong leaders under you?
Please be totally honest with your answers, you might find a few surprises waiting there. And once you understand this, a new life with bigger possibilities awaits you!

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(ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Mr. Ambrish Chheda, is the Chairman & Managing Director of MasterClass Training & Consulting LLP, a Strategic Execution Consulting firm. He had decided early on that after the age of 50 years, he wants to dedicate his life to his country, India. For this purpose, he left his lucrative corporate career and founded MasterClass Training & Consulting LLP, a STRATEGIC EXECUTION CONSULTING FIRM. The MISSION of MasterClass is ‘Nation Building’, by helping tens of thousands of companies to Scale Up to the Next Level by developing ‘Strategic Execution Focus’, and thereby contributing to the Indian Economy.  

Today, over 1,000 companies from various sectors are using the revolutionary MasterClass™ Methodology, for developing their Strategy, Planning, Implementation & Performance Management Processes to Scale Up these companies to the Next Level of Success through ‘Strategic Execution Focus’ in a Simplified manner. This results in ‘transformational growth‘ rather than just ‘incremental growth’. 

MasterClass™ was the proud recipient of “NATIONAL AWARD for Excellence in Training and Development 2016: Best Mentoring Program“, presented by the WORLD HRD CONGRESS, WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS & ASIAN CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESSES. 
www.themasterclass.in)

Narendra Modi’s Victory: WHAT NEXT? India’s Victory?

Now that #Narendra Modi# has single handedly led BJP to an unprecedented victory with a presidential style campaign, BJP leaders will do well to get out of his way and let him implement the programs to deliver on the promises made in the manifesto. Time and again he has shown that he is a performer par excellence.

India is at a historical cross road. One road leads to getting India to deliver on her own potential and get its rightful place in the world. The other leads to squandering away this potential and hurtling her in to anarchy.

Modi has won. BJP has won. By landslide margins. They have almost no opposition. They are not dependent on their political allies and partners at least in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament. What next?

Now the focus must be on ‘Nation Building’ by:

(1) Turbocharging the Indian economy.
(2) Reducing inflation.
(3) Exponentially generating employment opportunities.
(4) Radically improving infrastructure.
(5) Improving education, healthcare & judiciary systems.
(6) Making bureaucrats accountable.
(7) Reducing corruption.
(8) Ensuring law & order and safety of women.
(9) Make India a manufacturing, services & exports hub.
(10) Improve National security, border security and defeat terrorism with a strong hand.

The electorate has voted for nation’s new destiny. If the unquestionable power that people have vested on Narendra Modi in particular and BJP in general is misused or not used for constructive task of ‘nation building’, the nation will not forgive them ever. The euphoria that we are witnessing now will then turn in to hatred. For not allowing to happen, Modi will have to rule the country as well as his party with methods that are as out-of-box as they have been for ensuring a landslide victory.

In the meanwhile let us congratulate the Indian electorates for voting for a New India. We have paved the way for India’s Victory.

(About the author: #Mr. Ambrish Chheda is a Chairman & Managing Director of #MasterClass™ Training & Consulting LLP, a Strategic Execution Consulting firm with a mission to contribute to ‘Nation Building’ by helping tens of thousands of companies of any size, scale up to the Next Level in a simplified manner, there by contributing to the Indian Economy. http://www.themasterclass.in).

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