Thursday, 28 January 2016

“A Blueprint to Build Your Global Business Empire Successfully” ―Professor M.S.Rao







“If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” ― Dhirubhai Ambani, Against All Odds: A Story Of Courage, Perseverance And Hope


It is a well-admitted fact that some businesses succeed while some fail miserably. There are a number of reasons for both successful and unsuccessful enterprises globally. In this regard, we will discuss some sutras and strategies to build your global business empire successfully.   

To build a successful business empire, you must have a blueprint with vision and viable execution. It is essential to ensure alignment of your products or services, customers, financial institutions and above all, employees. It is ideal to follow the philosophy of ‘employees first, customers second and shareholders third’ to last your business empire beyond your lifetime. 


A Blueprint to Build Your Global Business Empire

"Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality." ― Mark Victor Hansen

The business leaders must find out the products and services that will be in great demand in future. They must see whether there is longevity for those products and services. They must approach financial institutions who can provide capital with low rate of interest, and be with them during the test of time. They must hire the right people for the right posts emphasizing organizational culture because organizational culture brings the people together and connects them emotionally into one platform. When you look at Alan Mulally, he created ‘One Ford’ slogan and connected all employees emotionally to turnaround Ford. Once there is a healthy organizational culture, it is easy to motivate employees to produce goods and services as per the tastes and temperaments of customers and clients.

Peter Drucker once remarked, “The purpose of a business is to create a customer.”  Hence, the business leaders must create customers and clients for products and services. They must reinvent regularly to keep pace with the rapid changing business environment. In this internet world, more competitors come up quickly to copy and start the business. Hence, the business leaders must develop niche areas to stand out from others. They must regularly create new products and services with an emphasis on innovation. Apple is an inspiring example for innovation. It stood out from other global companies because of innovation. It could beat cut-throat competition due to constant innovation. B. C. Forbes rightly remarked, "If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business."

During the course of execution of strategy, the business leaders encounter lots of challenges internally and externally. It is essential to have alternative plans ready to resolve them. The internal challenges can be handled easily while the external challenges cannot be predicted but must be handled with patience and perseverance.


Agility and Adaptability

“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.” ― Henry Ford

Competition is cut-throat globally. Customers and clients are demanding more than what they pay and deserve. Hence, it has become a big challenge for businesses. To beat competition, the enterprises must be agile and adapt to the business environment. They must constantly change their strategies, and tools and techniques to do business because what worked in a particular scenario might not work in another situation. They must be ahead of the race. And to stay ahead of the race, they must keep an eye on the developments, and do research regularly and anticipate the expectations and aspirations of the customers. Only then will they be able to survive and succeed in the current dynamic global scenario. Several companies became obsolete as they failed to anticipate the developments and adapt. Hence, business leaders must make a note of these aspects while doing business.  


Conclusion

Jack Welch once remarked, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”  Set a vision and execute it effectively. Emphasize on strategy and culture. Manage internal and external challenges successfully. Learn, unlearn and relearn with the changing times. To conclude, there is no one-size-fits-all blueprint to build a successful business empire globally. This is a basic blueprint to build your business empire. You can customize it depending on the size, scale, type of industry and country you do your business. Good luck to building your successful global business empire!


“If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble.” ― Henry Kravis



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Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015
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Monday, 18 January 2016

“A Letter to Indian Media ― Step-Motherly Treatment for Educators and Intellectuals by Indian Media” ―Professor M.S.Rao










“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” ― Malcolm X


Why there is a step-motherly treatment for educators and intellectuals by Indian media?  Indian media glorifies cricketers and film stars more than what they truly deserve. It hardly cares for educators who shape students and build the nation and the world. It hardly cares for intellectuals who voice their views and opinions without any fear and favor.  APJ Abdul Kalam was an exception where Indian media highlighted and elevated him. It is a silver lining to the dark could to Indian media.  Abdul Kalam is a symbol of hope and optimism for more than a billion Indians because he rose from humble origins and made a significant difference to Indian space technology and students.

Indians are basically interested in 2Cs – Cinema and Cricket. The Indian media dances as per the tunes of Indians to ensure its survival and enhance TRP ratings by highlighting and sensationalizing actors and cricketers. In India, negative news sells more than positive news! A section of Indian media reports rapes, suicides, atrocities, corruption, cheating, and extramarital affairs. It doesn’t concentrate on developmental news. Peter McWilliams once remarked, “The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.”

The Indian media should publish positive and developmental news to create healthy minds in healthy bodies. Democracy stands on four pillars – legislature, judiciary, executive and press. All the pillars must be strengthened to strengthen democracy because people can accomplish their aspirations and dreams only in a democratic society. India is the largest democracy in the world while America is the oldest democracy in the world. Indian press must play a constructive and crucial role to make Indian democracy the healthiest in the world.

The Indian press must play a constructive role to report positive and accurate news. It must also respect the intellectuals and educators by covering their news and achievements to inspire readers and young generations. Jai Hind!


“All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgerize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.” ― William Bernbach




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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Free Sample Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Upcoming Book “Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity”






Dear friends,

Here is the sample chapter of my upcoming book, “Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity.” This book introduces and explores “soft leadership” to achieve global stability, security, peace and prosperity. It explains causes, effects and remedies for global conflicts and wars. It draws a blueprint to resolve conflicts amicably. It illustrates with inspiring examples of great global leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela. It emphasizes on Mahatma Gandhi’s twin principles of truth and non-violence. It implores to replace religion with love to build a better world. It implores to love your mother but don’t hate another person’s mother.

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1 – Introduction

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Welcome to Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity. It is an extension of my award-winning published book, Soft Leadership: Make Others Feel More Important. The previous book introduced soft leadership from scholarly perspective. The present book which you hold on your hands is for both scholars and practitioners to see soft leadership in action with examples and illustrations of international leaders. It explores soft leadership from the perspective of global stability, peace and prosperity.

Presently people across the globe are getting impatient, intolerant, and agitated on others on petty issues.  It appears to be lack of respect toward others’ religions, regions, races, languages, ethnicities, cultures, and communities. Additionally, the aspirations and expectations of all stakeholders are rising rapidly. For instance, children demand more from parents; students demand more from educators; subordinates demand more from superiors; employees demand more from employers; followers demand more from leaders; and people demand more from nations. In fact, people are becoming more rights-oriented rather than duty-oriented.  They must remember John F. Kennedy’s quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

There must be a shift in the mindset of the people. There must be a need for tolerance and respect toward others. People must be duty-oriented rather than rights-oriented. Empathy is the answer to several pressing global challenges. Empathy is the ability to step into the shoes of others, and look at the issues from others’ perspective. However, presently people rarely empathize with others.  When we empathize with others most of the global challenges and conflicts can be resolved quickly and easily. Through empathy, we can put an end to intolerance, impatience, and instability. Through empathy, we can resolve several global challenges amicably. In fact, empathy is essential for global peace, prosperity, stability and security. 

Some people resort to violence to settle their scores. Some countries wage wars to settle their long-pending issues. In fact, violence is not the solution to several global issues. Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly remarked, “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”  Hence, people must shed their violent attitude and respect others through empathy and understanding.


Global Conflicts

People often use force to settle their scores resulting in conflicts and nations use their military force resulting in wars. They hardly understand the fact that there is always room for dialogue and discussion to resolve their vexing issues. Some nations go to war on pride and some leaders declare war to show their strength and supremacy to others. Some religions declare war on others to show their supremacy. Some nations go to war to divert attention from their internal challenges. Likewise, there are many reasons for alarming conflicts and wars globally.


Need for Soft Leadership

The present global scenario calls for new leadership perspective emphasizing on respect to all regions, religions, communities, creeds and ethnicities. It calls for a new leadership perspective involving negotiation and persuasion with an emphasis on empathy. It calls for partnership, not followership.  Hence, it is essential to emphasize on innovative leadership “soft leadership” to resolve various conflicts globally through discussion, dialogue, persuasion and negotiation. This new leadership perspective can also be used to lead people assertively; to turnaround ailing global organizations; and to achieve organizational excellence and effectiveness. 

References
M.S.Rao, Galgotia Publishers, 2012, Soft Leadership: Make Others Feel More Important
Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity




Life is great!

Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015
21 Success Sutras for Leaders: Top 10 Leadership Books of the Year (San Diego University) Amazon URL: http://www.amazon.com/21-Success-Sutras-Leaders-ebook/dp/B00AK98ELI





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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Free Sample Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Award-Winning Book “Short Stories on Life Leadership: Life is Beautiful!”




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Here is the sample chapter of my award-winning book, “Short Stories on Life Leadership: Life is Beautiful!” (Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd) Roland Sullivan (Original 100 Change Agent) wrote foreword for this book. Here is the link to buy this book:  You may share your thoughts about this book on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Also, I appreciate a review on your blogs, websites, Amazon or other online bookseller sites.  


Lead Your Life with Purpose and Meaning

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway

Welcome to   Short Stories on Life Leadership: Life is Beautiful!  As you are aware that leadership is close to my heart, I highlight life leadership in this book through storytelling. It explores various aspects on life leadership such as attitude, empathy, perceptions, personality, communication and behavior. It helps you understand life from practical perspective. It shares messages at the end of each story to lead your life with purpose and meaning. 


Strive for Happiness, not Success

Everyone craves for happiness and success. However, presently, most people prefer success to happiness which is not in the right direction. In fact, people love to be happy with their lives. At the same time, they cannot ignore the human need to be recognized by others. In order to be recognized, people often crave for success. During the course of their success journey they sacrifice many aspects and at the end, they realize that they lost so much including happiness. It is like losing too much for too little. They must learn the fact that life is very short and they must make it sweet. They must treat success as a journey to achieve the end of happiness. If the priorities are changed, there is no meaning to life.

There are people who work hard only for satisfaction, not for recognition. They treat satisfaction as an end product and recognition as a byproduct. They don’t work with an intention to get recognition as their basic drive is satisfaction. They work hard and smart irrespective of the outcome.  They strive hard to achieve outcome through excellence. Finally, they achieve everything including satisfaction, success and recognition.  Hence, it is always desirable to strive for satisfaction rather than recognition and success. To summarize, success is something far away whereas happiness is in your hands.  There are people who search for stones leaving gems at home.  They regret at the end of their lives.  Hence, emphasize on means, not ends. Emphasize on satisfaction, not success. Emphasize on journey, not destination. Remember the sage words of T. S. Eliot, “The journey not the arrival matters.”


Reflect Regularly

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.” - Confucius

People are busy with their hectic lives. They are busy with their challenges. Some are busy facing cut-throat competition. Some are busy with their financial or family problems. Likewise, everyone is busy in this world. Before the advent of internet technology, people had a lot of time and spent with their family members, friends and neighbors. They enjoyed more of human relations. But presently people are beset with lots of challenges and they don’t find any time to reflect on various things including life.  If they reflect regularly, they can lead their lives with meaning. Dorothy Canfield Fisher rightly remarked, “If we would only give the same amount of reflection to what we want out of life that we give to the question of what to do with two weeks’ vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.”

One day when I was going by a car to deliver a leadership training program, the car developed a technical problem. I have the habit of reading newspapers and books during my travelling time. After completion of reading newspapers, I take a book and read. But due to the car breakdown, the car driver went outside and phoned someone for assistance. I phoned to my training consultant and informed him that I would be delayed for sometime due to car breakdown. My consultant relieved me by rescheduling my training program accordingly.

It was highway and I came outside the car to have a glance at the nature. I started to enjoy the nature. The driver informed me that he would get the problem fixed within an hour.  I was thinking what to do at that time. I wanted to read a book as I am a professional book reviewer for several prestigious international journals but I did not have any mood to read the book. Then I started reflecting. My mind was still for sometime as I was suddenly free from activities. I thought for some time and started to reflect. Fresh ideas flashed in my mind. It was really an amazing feeling as I got lots of great ideas in my mind. I felt energetic and captured the ideas gradually. I started to think about my life; how to provide meaning to my life; and how to make this world better with my knowledge and experience. I also got great ideas to focus on niche areas that have not been explored by others. I captured all those thoughts on my note book as I have the habit of maintaining a journal. I decided to work in a new direction on new triggers to lead a more meaningful life to make a difference in the lives of others.  Hence, it is essential to reflect once in a while to recharge your mind with new ideas and insights not only to achieve success but also to provide meaning to your life. Remember the sage words of Aristotle, “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”


Lead Your Life with Purpose

You can provide purpose to your life if you can discover your passion and unlock your potential to make a difference in the lives of others. Write down how you want to lead your personal, professional and social life and trifurcate your goals accordingly with actionable steps.  You must bring the change the way the world wants to provide meaning to your life.  You must align your inherent talents and acquired skills as per the expectations of your existing times. The world appreciates your actions, not excuses. Hence, get into action and take responsibility to lead your life with purpose. 


How to Lead Your Life Greatly?

You must learn how to lead your life with purpose to make it beautiful and great.  Here are some actionable steps to lead your life greatly:
  • Give your best to others. Remember, what goes around comes around.
  • Spend 24 minutes visualizing the day ahead – one minute for each hour of the day.
  • Count your blessings, not blisters.
  • Be on the move, towards higher levels of fearlessness and creativity.
  • Look at life for opportunities, not obstacles.
  • Shed limitations to raise your bar.
  • Have an attitude of gratitude.
  • Don’t brood over your unpleasant past and don’t worry about future. In contrast, learn to live in present.
  • Learn lessons from your mistakes and move on.
  • Don’t expect from others as you don’t know their constraints.
  • Make others feel important.
  • Eat balanced diet.
  • Exercise your body regularly.
  • Enjoy good sleep regularly.
  • Balance your personal, professional and social life.
  • Strive for peace, not happiness. Happiness depends on external stimulants whereas peace comes from within.

Appreciate the fact that a young person looks at the future, middle aged person looks at the present, and old person looks at the past. All these three stages are an integral part of human life. In the following chapters, you enjoy reading short stories from various perspectives of life to make your life beautiful and great. 

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ― Diane Ackerman

References
Short Stories on Life Leadership: Life is Beautiful! (ISBN :) (Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd)





Life is great!

Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015
21 Success Sutras for Leaders: Top 10 Leadership Books of the Year (San Diego University) Amazon URL: http://www.amazon.com/21-Success-Sutras-Leaders-ebook/dp/B00AK98ELI





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