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Navigating a Storm Caused by Business Disruption

Conducted “Navigating a Storm: Strategy, Tactics, Confidence Building & Action Planning Session” full day yesterday for rallying the all-India team of a client.

They are weathering a storm in their industry as an aftermath of DISRUPTION IN TELECOM INDUSTRY caused by Reliance Jio & subsequent consolidation happening in the Telecom industry.

Our client is a national brand, marketing End to End Networking Solutions for the Broadband Cable Operators across India. And many Cable Operators feel threatened due to disruption & as a result, have put new investments on hold.

Using MasterClass™ methodology the client has grown 1,000% in last 5 years. But for the first time in 5 years, the sales graph is going down in the client industry.

How Do You Weather A Storm Caused by Such Massive Disruption?

To address this question & to rally their all India teams during such times, MasterClass™ conducted the “Navigating a Storm” Session yesterday.

I have no doubt whatsoever that the client company will not only bounce back, but will also be STRONGER than ever, after coming out of this storm.

This is the beauty of the work we do at MasterClass™! Challenging, Exciting & at times Adrenaline pumping!

For seeing more of our work, visit us at:

www.theMasterClass.in

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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)

How Are You Scaling Up Your Company?

For years you may have tried to ‘scale up‘ your company to the next level, using the best of the knowledge and experience you & your team members have. But you somehow feel that the financial results of your company do not match the hidden potential that it truly has. And that there is something missing. 


Let us tell you, at ‘current level of thought’, whatever you and your team members do is likely to yield the same results, year after year, plus or minus 10% to 20%! What you really need is the ‘next level of thought’ if you want to truly achieve ‘transformational growth’ rather than just ‘incremental growth’.

Are You Ready To Scale Up Your Company?

  • Why do CEOs of world’s biggest companies, best sports persons, best singers & performers have a mentor/coach/guru? Because mentors take you to the ‘next level of thought & performance’. They help you discover and unlock your own, your team’s & your Company’s hidden potential.
  • ‘NATIONAL AWARD WINNING – BEST MENTORING PROGRAM’, awarded by the World HRD Congress, World Education Congress & Asian Confederation Of Businesses, to MasterClass™ Strategic Execution Consulting System.
  • Guaranteed Growth & Profitability using the revolutionary MasterClass™ System already being used by over 1,000 Companies.
  • Risk-Free SUCCESS BASED FEES, with nominal fixed fees.

Watch this Video on You Tube Now!

HOW CAN YOU CAPITALISE ON YOUR COMPANY’S FULLEST HIDDEN POTENTIAL? 

More than 1,000 companies are using the revolutionary MasterClass™ STRATEGIC EXECUTION CONSULTING SYSTEM to SCALE-UP their companies to the next level of success through ‘Strategic Execution Focus’ in a simplified manner. This results in ‘transformational growth‘ rather than small ‘incremental growth‘. 

Learn more about the impact the revolutionary ‘MasterClass™ Strategic Execution System’ is creating. 

View a few small VIDEO CLIPS:

1) Mr. Frank Scheid, CEO, BSV Bio-Science GmbH, Germany; A BioScience based PHARMA Company, that achieved financial turn-around by using the MasterClass™ methodology: 

WATCH MR. FRANK SCHEID

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_WgFV3b2NtM

2) Mr. Ameesh Masurekar, Founder & CEO, AIOCD PharmaSoftTech AWACS Pvt. LTD.; India’s Leading Pharma Market Research Firm that has developed a PHARMA Data Exchange Platform to connect PHARMA Companies, thousands of Stockists & Retailers for Auto Invoicing Data Transfer & Data Analytics, talking about how MasterClass™ is addressing the process issues & people issues: 

WATCH MR. AMEESH MASUREKAR

3) Mr. OP Harshwal, CEO, V-XPRESS, one of India’s largest and finest Express Cargo Logistics Services providers, with over 350 Branches & a team of over 1,000 people, talking about How is V-Xpress Scaling Up to Greater Heights in Express Parcel Industry: 

WATCH MR. OP HARSHWAL

4) Watch HOW MasterClass™ Client OPTILINK NETWORKS PVT LTD. achieved 100% Growth in 2015-16 despite tough competition, through transformational TEAM WORK & Strategic Execution Focus:

WATCH OPTILINK STORY OF 100% GROWTH

5) Ms. Dhiral Gala, Ratna Home Products Pvt Ltd, turning ‘Ratna’ in to one of India’s largest brands for stainless steel kitchenware, tableware and dinnerware: 

WATCH MS. DHIRAL GALA’S BRAND RATNA STORY

6) How DERBY Brand of Candies is Scaling Up to the Next Level, by reaching all states of India & Exporting to World Markets? Listen to Mr. Ankur Shah, Managing Director, Suncrest Foods Pvt Ltd. sharing the secret behind their transformational growth:

WATCH ANKUR SHAH’S STORY OF DERBY BRAND OF CANDIES



More Success Stories at MasterClass™ You Tube Channel: 
There are many such success stories of how companies & Entrepreneurs are realising their maximum hidden potential by using the revolutionary MasterClass™ methodology that is helping more than 1000 companies in SCALING-UP. 

View many such success stories at MasterClass™ YOU TUBE CHANNEL

SUCCESS BASED FEES:
To make our services extremely affordable to our clients as well as make our services tied to actual results, instead of a major lump sum fee we charge ‘Success Based Fee’ that is only payable in case we deliver growth; plus a nominal ‘Fixed Fee’ to cover basic expenses. This makes MasterClass™ Strategic Execution Consulting Services almost RISK-FREE from the clients’ point of view. 

WE SELECT OUR CLIENTS:
We select the clients we wish to work with, after a very careful consideration of certain criteria. That is because we are a mission focused, ‘For Purpose’ organization; not focused on money, which we strongly believe, is a by-product or a result of pursuing a worthwhile mission long enough.  

(ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Mr. Ambrish Chheda, the author of this article, is the Founder and 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™ is 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. 

http://www.themasterclass.in)

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)

Are You Ready To Scale Up?

Guaranteed Growth, Profitability and Financial Turn Around using the revolutionary MasterClass™ System used by over 1,000 Companies. SUCCESS BASED FEES. 

The question is; ‘Are you REALLY Ready to SCALE UP?’  

Watch this Video on You Tube Now!
   http://youtu.be/GoykBF1nQDw 

MISSION OF MASTERCLASS™: 

The MISSION of MasterClass is ‘NATION BUILDING’. MasterClass™ has helped over 1,000 companies from various sectors, in developing their Strategy, Planning, Implementation & Performance Management Process to SCALE UP these companies to the Next Level in a Simplified manner, using the revolutionary MasterClass™ SYSTEM, and thereby contribute to the economy of our country. 

OVER 600 TESTIMONIALS:
The clients of the revolutionary MasterClass™ System have variously described it as: “Life Changing”, “Best Decision of Life”, “Best thing to happen to our Business”, “Pure Magic”, “Dimaag ki Batti Jal Gayi”, “Great Experience of My Life”, “This system is a must for every entrepreneur who wants to maximize his potential”, “It has given a new vision to our company”, “Anyone who wants to go to the next level should use this system”, “MasterClass™ is an eye opener giving a purpose for existence”, “I am more focused and organized to create a strategy towards my mission”. 

Read over 600 Transformational Experiences Shared By MasterClass™ Clients.

CASE STUDIES:
DOWNLOAD  10 Case Studies of Companies using the MasterClass™ System for the Next Level of Growth. As you can see these companies have recorded growth of between 50% and 400% over like to like period. 

You may listen to the speeches of speakers presenting these case studies by clicking a YOU TUBE link at the bottom of each case study. 

About MasterClass™ WORKSHOP:
We organise a 6 Day ‘SCALE UP Your Business To Next Level’ Open workshop for Entrepreneurs from time to time in association with various Trade Associations. (20 to 40 Participants from different companies). 

DOWNLOAD MasterClass™ Scale Up Your Business To The Next Level Workshop Brochure

  

MasterClass™ Annual Consulting Package: SUCCESS BASED FEES 

We offer Customised Annual Consulting Package for a single Company as well. 

‘Scale Up Your Business to the Next Level Annual Consulting Package’ includes a 4 full day Private workshop for Company’s entire core team at a venue arranged by the Company. 

Following the Workshop, twice a month (outside Mumbai it can be 1 full day a Month), Strategic and Execution Review Meetings (SERM) will be held by our Strategic Execution Mentors. During these meetings, the “% Completion” of Each Action Plan is tracked. If any action plans are not successfully implemented, the focus is on finding the root cause for the same & exploring simple solutions for effective implementation. These meetings will generate the momentum, rhythm, teamwork & strategic alignment required to help Company stay on course. 

SUCCESS BASED FEES:
To make our services extremely affordable to our clients as well as make our services more result oriented, instead of a major lump sum fee, we charge a nominal ‘Fixed Fee’ and a ‘Success Based Fee’, for the services rendered. 

NEXT STEP: 1 FREE CONSULTATION MEETING 

ARE YOU READY TO SCALE UP? If Yes, CALL NOW for a FREE Consultation Meeting to discover how the revolutionary MasterClass™ System can catapult your company to the next level of Growth & Success. 

OFFER VALIDITY

1 FREE CONSULTATION MEETING OFFER is Valid for 1 Week from the date of this Invitation Mail. 

Best Wishes,
Ms. Ninu Goyal
Director

MasterClass™ Training & Consulting LLP 

   

Tel: (+91-22) 2679 0000

eMail: simplified@themasterclass.in

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‘NEXT LEVEL OF SUCCESS. SIMPLIFIED.’