Qualities of Top Achievers

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Qualities of Top Achievers:

Qualities of Top Achievers Assessing achievement by impact

Mirza Yawar Baig Opening the world, one mind at a time:

Mirza Yawar Baig Opening the world, one mind at a time Work Experience: International Speaker, Trainer, Author, Coach, Leadership Consultant with 16 years in Corporate General Management, 32 years in Training & Organizational Development, specializing in Family Business Consulting & Entrepreneurship Director / Professional Member: Center for Conflict Resolution & Human Security Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science Entrepreneur: 1994: Founded Education: IIM-A , P-CMM®, MBTI©, WSA©, ISABS Books Include: The Business of Family Business An Entrepreneur’s Diary Hiring Winners 20.10.2010-55 – Life Lessons of 55 years Leadership is a Personal Choice Leadership Lessons from the Life of Rasoolullah ﷺ Member Consultant Panel: USA GE Corporate University, Crotonville Oracle Corporate University, CA AMA International, New York Andersen Corporate University, MN India Osmania University, Hyderabad SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad SSB Academy, Gwaldam, Uttar Akhand LBS Academy of Administration, Mussoorie Clients Include: GE, Oracle, Motorola, Microsoft, IBM, Digital-Compaq, National Semiconductor, Unilever, BSNL, Tata Indicom , Colgate, Asian Paints, Siemens, Wartsila , MphasiS , CavinKare, EXL Service, World Bank, ICRISAT, World Fish, Tata Corporate, J & J, Accenture, Zeneca Seeds, Shanta Biotech, Advanta , Reuters, Air India, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, Olam , Regal Beloit, Reliance World, NIS Sparta, AMKA, Emami Group, Suzlon , JP Morgan, SEW SKF, Infrastructure, Rahim Afrooz , Expolanka, Brandix www.yawarbaig.com Twitter: myawarbaig

Wisdom from the Smruthies:

Wisdom from the Smruthies Sequence of learning

Wisdom from Smruthies:

Achaaryaath paadam aadatthe ; P aadam sishya swamedhayaa ; Paadam sa brahmachaaribhya ; S esham kaala kramena cha A person can get only one quarter of knowledge from the Achaarya - teacher , A nother quarter by analyzing himself, O ne quarter by discussing with others A nd the last quarter during the process of living by method: addition, deletion, correction, modification of already known aachaaraas . Wisdom from Smruthies

Our World Today:

What is the root of the problem? Our World Today


Our actions show what’s in our hearts

A world of contrasts:

A world of contrasts That speaks to us in the language of signs – readable only by those who can see. “There's none so blind as those who will not listen.”  ― Neil Gaiman ,  American Gods

We believe that..:

We believe that.. We are at the peak of knowledge We are at the peak of civilization We are at the peak of prosperity We have the secret of everlasting happiness and contentment But claims must be substantiated

What we claim:

What we claim Versus what the data shows

We’re committed to:

We’re committed to Eradicating hunger

Basic Necessities:

Basic Necessities 3 billion live on less than $2.5 per day. Tonight more than 1 billion children will go to bed hungry . 22,000 children die everyday due to poverty On this planet 805 million people do not have enough food to eat . More than 750 million of them lack adequate access to clean drinking water. What is a basic necessity?

How much food is wasted?:

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO ) estimates that one-third of food produced for human consumption worldwide is annually lost or wasted. At $ 4.14 trillion, that's enough sustenance to feed three billion people. Pile all that food on a football field and the layers would form a putrefying casserole miles high . How much food is wasted? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141013-food-waste-national-security-environment-science-ngfood/?rptregcta=reg_free_np&rptregcampaign=20150202_invitation_c_all#

Discarded Food USA: 34.7 million tons, $162 billion UK: 7.2 million tonnes, $ 17.7 billion a year India: $ 9.12 billion:

Discarded Food USA: 34.7 million tons, $ 162 billion UK: 7.2 million tonnes , $ 17.7 billion a year India: $ 9.12 billion हम किसी से कम नहीं 

We’re committed to:

We’re committed to Protection of people and the environment


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects data about mortality in the U.S., including deaths by suicide. In 2013 (latest data), 41,149 suicides were reported, making suicide the 10 th leading cause of death   In 2013 someone died by suicide every 12.8 minutes Happiness doesn’t cause suicide – despair does Suicides

Our Dying Planet?:

Our Dying Planet? WWF’s (Worldwide Fund for Nature) Living Planet Report – 2014 , the number of wild animals in the world has been halved during the last 40 years! And that’s only the ones we counted

We’re committed to:

We’re committed to Eradicating Poverty


A cartoon that featured in the national media to mark 50 years of India’s independence: the situation is as grim

The single, most powerful change to transform the world, is to move from – The world is responsible for me – to – I am responsible for the world.:

The single, most powerful change to transform the world, is to move from – The world is responsible for me – to – I am responsible for the world.

Is this a logistics or resources issue?:

Is this a logistics or resources issue? Or is it an issue of the Conscience?

How do you define achievement?:

How do you define achievement? Big Question?

3 – Top Achievers:

3 – Top Achievers What is their impact today?

Genghis Khan:

Genghis Khan 1162 – August 18, 1227 (65 years)


Genghis Khan’s Empire at its peak – 12.72 M Sqm


Alexander the Great – 2 M Sqm


Roman Empire at its peak Roman Empire – 1.7 M Sqm


Umayyad Caliphate – 5.8 M Sqm


British Empire – 13.1 M Sqm

Leadership Principles:

Leadership Principles Strict meritocracy without exception Intense physical training & toughness Extensive intelligence about opposition Speed of communication & Response Doing the unexpected – creativity Sheer ruthlessness Short term focus

What remains today?:

What remains today?

Mahatma Gandhi:

Mahatma Gandhi 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948 (79 years)


36 Living by own values

Leadership Principles:

Leadership Principles Clarity about core philosophy Willingness to live by his values Ability to take diverse people along Using symbols to fire the imagination Magnanimity to win over opposition Long term focus


It was not about making salt but about challenging the British Empire to make laws

What remains today?:

What remains today?

Muhammadﷺ :

Muhammad ﷺ 570 – 8, June 632 (62/63 years)

Leadership Principles:

Leadership Principles Living his message Putting himself on the line Goal comes first – before personal preferences Magnanimity and forgiveness Overcame enemies by killing enmity

What remains today?:

What remains today? 1.5 billion people across nations, nationalities, races and geographies who love him and believe in him and accept his message Even if they have to die because of that

What is his legacy?:

Qur’an and Sunnah – Tawheed & Aakhira Forgiveness of Allah ﷻ to be reflected in forgiveness on earth between people Charity as an act of worship Egalitarianism – brotherhood of mankind and of faith (Not only of Faith) A legal system before which there is absolute equality between Muslim and non-Muslim, rich and poor, powerful and powerless What is his legacy?

What is his legacy?:

Complete equality in rights of people with no distinction between Muslim and non-Muslim Rights for women that they don’t have to this day even in the so-called Free World A Constitution (first such document in history) which guarantees equal rights for everyone irrespective of faith An unparalleled example of personal life as a guidance to all humankind What is his legacy?

7 – Keys to Success:

7 – Keys to Success How to lead in today’s world

7 – Keys to Success:

7 – Keys to Success Eliminate the noise Focus on what you control directly or can influence Analyze objectively & face the brutal facts Relentlessly measure results – first your own Empower people – the doorman is also ‘people’ Challenge yourself – keep raising the bar Don’t worry about who gets the credit 46 ‘Everything that is faced cannot be changed But nothing can be changed unless it is faced’

Eliminate the noise:

Eliminate the noise Create filters for information you want receive Check the filters periodically to ensure that useful information is not being lost Don’t read all the mail you receive or watch talk shows or TV debates Delete mercilessly, especially forwards – unread Never forward anything mindlessly – it always returns 47 Data, information, knowledge and wisdom are all different things

Knowledge is not power…:

Knowledge is not power… Because Data is not information Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not wisdom Wisdom is not power 48 Value addition is the key

With information, ask:

With information, ask So what?


Power … Organized data is information Leveraged information is knowledge Conceptualized knowledge is wisdom Applied wisdom gives power 50 An ounce of Power Is worth more than a ton of wisdom

Focus on what you control directly or can influence:

Focus on what you control directly or can influence Focus on the result you want to achieve Ask: How much do I really want this? Ask: What am I prepared to do for it? Ask: Whose support do I need? 51 It’s not about what happened It’s about what you can do


Prioritize Please prioritize your life in terms of: What interests you the most? What do you think you can act upon? Ask Yourself about this: What would I gain if I were successful? What are you giving up to get this? 52 Everything has a price

Scenario Planning:

Scenario Planning The Mind of a Fox By Chantell Ilbury & Clem Sunter The model used in the next 3 slides is based on this book


54 Control Certainty Uncertainty No Control


Control Certainty Uncertainty No Control Decisions Rules of the Game Scenarios (Key Uncertainties?) Options 55


Remember Choice ≠ Option Scenario ≠ Prediction Success is a result of considering different scenarios and exercising the best option 56 What matters is not what you want to do but what you can do


Homework Please create your own Control/Certainty matrix and analyze your own work and reflect on what you would do to increase your options 57 Being ‘rich’ is to have more options Not to have more possessions

3. Analyze objectively & face the brutal facts:

3. Analyze objectively & face the brutal facts Assess your assets & liabilities Decide on what you can contribute & where Decide on metrics to assess results Assess the risks & make contingency plans 58 Remember: You can only fool yourself

SWOT Analysis:

SWOT Analysis


Dasrath Manjhi took 22 years to chisel this passage to carve a short route from his village to the hospital. His wife died because there was no passage and she had to travel 19 Km. Courage comes in many forms

4. Relentlessly measure results – first your own:

4. Relentlessly measure results – first your own What you measure you know What you know you can control What you control you can influence What you can influence gives results Winning is a measurable fact


What are the milestones? What is the behavior or result which will tell me that I am on the right track By when will I reach each goal? Measurements Even if you are on the right road you will get run over if you sit still

5. Empower people – the doorman is also ‘people’:

5. Empower people – the doorman is also ‘people’ Respect people genuinely Listening attentively is respect Responding thoughtfully is respect Disagreeing giving reasons is respect Acknowledging contribution is respect Being fair, frank, compassionate is respect 64 ‘Show of’ respect is not respect

Self-test :

Respect is seen only when you disagree, in the way you disagree. Self-test It is only in conflict that the true measure of the man is revealed

6. Challenge Yourself :

6. Challenge Yourself You never know the best that you can do until to push yourself to the limit The most powerful limit is in your own mind 66 Complacency is suicide

Ask yourself:

When was the last time you challenged yourself? What was the challenge you chose to face? Ask yourself The measure of the challenge is what you stand to lose if you fail

7. Don’t worry about who gets the credit:

7. Don’t worry about who gets the credit Ask: Do I want my name or my ideas? Ask: Do I want people to implement my ideas as if they were their own? 68 “Its amazing how much gets done if you don’t care who gets the credit.” ~Harry Truman


If you want people to accept your ideas and take them as their own, you have to be prepared to give up your ownership for them Those who take the ideas of others without thanking the teacher have compromised their honor and can never benefit from the teachings. Thought

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