Category Archives: Making Life Dreams Come True

Personal goal setting; personal SWOT; action plan; motivation and self development

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AWARD WINNERS: An interview with Mlesna Tea’s Anslem Perera first published in Athwela Business Journal in June 1999. Continue reading

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Self-Leadership and ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’

Content Self-leadership process and the ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ Emotional self-leadership and authenticity Educational, physical, health, stress, and coping benefits of self-leadership Self-leadership competences in leadership development, recruitment, and work performance Self-leadership process and the ‘Seven Habits of … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your X, Y & Z?

I am not talking about the alphabet here. The X, Y & Z  relate to your assumptions and attitudes about people. These things matter to you whether you are a housewife trying to manage a domestic, a small business operator … Continue reading

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Who Loves SMEs?

NOTE: This is an article I wrote in 2003 while I was in the midst of Sri Lanka’s SME scene as an SME and the Managing Editor of Athwela Business Journal, the Sinhala magazine for small and medium enterprises and … Continue reading

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Taking The Long View

When an entrepreneur starts a business, he nurses so many dreams. Only, if you look into the lives of entrepreneurs, you would realize that many of them did not even dream of getting where they are today. Of course, they … Continue reading

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The Puzzle of Motivation

From the Most Popular @TEDTalks of all time: Dan Pink ( @DanielPink ) at TEDGlobal 2009. Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are

VIDEO: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are. One of 10 @TEDTalks you will not be able to stop thinking about. Continue reading

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How do successful people reach their goals? [3 min HBR video]

Successful people do things differently. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo (A Slideshare presentation)

Here’s an excellent presentation by Denise R. Jacobs on banishing your inner critic. Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo from Denise Jacobs

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How Tough Are You, Mentally? Find Out.

“Mental toughness” is a phrase that is commonly used in sports to describe the superior mental qualities of the competitor. Most elite athletes report that at least 50% of superior athletic performance is the result of mental or psychological factors, and a whopping 83% of coaches rate mental toughness as the most important set of psychological characteristics for determining competitive success. Continue reading

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