💡AHA Moments!!! 🪄
The moments ✨when people have realized what to do in life!!! ❄️
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an Aha moment 🎊 as a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension. In the context of SaaS and product companies, the Aha! Moment is the first key moment when users realize the value of your product.
Few examples of AHA 🌟💫moments. Note the Age when these celebrities have realized their AHA moment and discovered the valuable 🏅 products!!!!
Any other examples???
Waiting for my AHA moment!!! 😊
👉It was quite inspiring to meet the legendary Anil Kumble during one event. I am always inspired by leaders 🧑💼and honest celebrities 👑 like him, which keeps me going. His perseverance and focus is one quality that inspires me a lot.
Everyone knows this fantabulous ✨cricketer, also known by his nickname Jumbo, holds the record of bowling 40,850 balls in the entire Test career, which is the highest for an Indian and second-highest overall, and he is also one of six bowlers to take 900+ (956 to be precise) wickets in his entire career. He holds several other records, awards, and honors far beyond one’s imagination.
▶️ He once said that no one should tell from your body language, whether you are at “50 for 5” or “200 for no loss”. And I think the same applies to leaders in whatever field you are.
▶️Similarly, among several rituals for preparation, which included training properly, eating right, and sleeping well, “visualization”, he said, was key. A day before the match, I would think of each batsman of the opposing team, one at a time, and visualize how I was going to get them out. I would picture the fielder’s positions, my bowling technique, the strategy I would use,”
The same applies to leaders to visualize the upcoming situation and define the strategy to make it 💫successful.
Who inspires you most??
When I read the following message in my LinkedIn Inbox on Monday morning regarding my book, it literally made my (Mon) day 🤩 and a week. It was candid feedback 😊 from Y Gopi Rajendra about my book.
All people who have read the book have given positive feedback. That really gives me a good sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. When the book is sold with no marketing, you really feel good. The icing on the cake is when you receive such feedback, including several 5-star reviews on Amazon.
I wanted to say a special thanks 🙏to you people in my network, like Gopi, who took the time to write back to me to give candid feedback. I appreciate your time and efforts in writing me a few sentences.
All Project management professionals, aspiring and novice PMs, students, startup founders, leaders, and even team members – this book will give practical insights about how to handle daily project management and leadership in your sphere of work. I am sure you will not regret reading lessons from my decade of experience in project management.
And yes, I would also like to know what else you could have liked to see in a similar book.
My book – “Supercharge Your Project Management skills” is available on Amazon India at – https://tinyurl.com/mr46pau6, Amazon US at – https://tinyurl.com/wcb8apm8, Amazon UK at – https://tinyurl.com/ycxy99ku
With a good number of 5🌟reviews on Amazon, I am sure this book is going to help all project managers.
💡 For those newbies who want to take up free introductory project management courses, Project Management Institute has come up with the following eLearning courses. This is absolutely free to understand the basics of project management and relevant certifications.
The introductory free courses, which are more of the primer, include:
🔶 PMI Kick-off (45 mins)
🔶 Project Management for Beginners (4 hours)
🔶 The Basics of Scrum (1 hour)
🔶 Introduction: Basics of Disciplined Agile™ Online Course (1 hour) and even
🔶 Introduction: PMI® Authorized On-demand PMP® Exam Prep (1 hour)
It also includes other FREE other courses like
🔶 Business Continuity
🔶 Using Wicked Problem Solving to Make Better Decisions and Align Teams
This basic course provides the foundational knowledge necessary to join a project team and can serve as the first step on your path to a project management career. Comprised of a selection of modules from our best-selling course Project Management Basics, this program will allow you to learn the language of project management and build confidence working in project environments.
So, go register yourself (create user-id) on projectmanagement dot com and click on the link given in the comment – to take advantage of FREE courses.
I am not sure for how long this might be free.
Do share with your colleagues, friends, and even kids who might be interested to learn the basics of project management.
Do reach out to me for any issue.
I had the distinct privilege of conducting mock interviews for the final semester students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 🧑🏫
Engaging in this endeavor proved to be a significant and gratifying experience, as I devoted my Saturday to actively participate in shaping the trajectory of prospective trailblazers while also giving back to our society. Each student was having an exceptionally commendable resume, a fact that did not go unnoticed. I would have dreamt of such resumes during my college days.
The opportunity to engage with the most exceptional young minds in disciplines such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and MTech was nothing less than an enriching experience. During these interactions and feedback sessions, I had the privilege to share insights gained from an employer’s perspective, focusing on strategies for effective presentation during real-world interviews.
I hold a profound sense of gratitude for the chance to provide guidance to these ambitious IITians, aiding them in their meticulous career preparations.
CRISIL Limited is a leading, agile and innovative global analytics company driven by its mission to make markets function better.
CRISIL Limited provides an excellent opportunity for all CRISIL employees to contribute ideas and became part of the strategic planning process and shape the future of the company. It stems from a desire to encourage co-creation, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking. It provides an excellent platform for CRISIL-ites to showcase their ideas.
I am glad to share that they have selected my idea as one of the top 4 ideas for execution with the required funding. Thanks to the CRISIL management team for the recognition and prize. Looking forward to developing MVP in the coming days..
It was a pleasure 😊 conducting another session at CRISIL Limited about “Introduction to PMP Certification”.
In my first session (Introduction to Project Management) at CRISIL, around 200+ CRISILtes joined. The session was well-received. However, due to the paucity of time, we could not cover details about how to start the journey toward PMP certification.
In this follow-up session, I covered about nuances of PMP certification, starting from PMI membership, required training, education, experiences, application, exam fees, etc. Only serious PMs joined the session and got good in-depth knowledge about PMP certification.
Already few managers have either undergone formal training or planning to take up PMP training to become PMP-certified project managers.
It’s my way of giving back to the society!!!!
📢It was an honor to conduct a session on ‘Introduction to Project Management’ in my company CRISIL Limited. The session was to introduce newbies and aspiring managers to the Project Management concept and roadmap to certifications.
I was overwhelmed by 200+ attendees 🧑💼🧑🤝🧑 from across the globe. The session was well-received, with a good rating. The session triggered awesome curiosity, and several colleagues got inspired to onboard the journey.
We are starting a Project Management community in CRISIL Limited and conduct more events in the future to help take up the career.
Looking forward to helping all those out there to take up Project Management as a valued profession and career choice.
🛠 Project management is an essential skill that can help students with a wide range of situations and develop a variety of useful 📈 skills.
Project management skills encompass 🔎 a wide variety of management skills, including time management, scheduling, budgeting, and resource management. Being able to manage these aspects successfully can help students’ complete projects faster 🎯 and more easily while producing higher-quality
Successful project management skills are difficult to learn, but lead to a significant advantage when implemented properly. Learning project management can help students excel in their academic and career.
It’s good to see that a lot of business schools and colleges 🏫 are having project management as a subject. And it is very much the need of the decade.
📢 It was my pleasure to conduct the session on “Risk Management” and “Project Status Reviews” for students of IBS Mumbai over the weekend.
IBS Mumbai has a unique and innovative approach to business education, that focuses on providing the right knowledge, 100% case-based learning, imparting the right skills for enduring success in management careers, and shaping the right attitudes to transform its students into the leaders of the future.
Thanks to Dr.Roopali Srivastava for the invitation.
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Leadership and thought leadership are two distinct concepts that often get conflated. While both are important, they serve different purposes and have different strengths. Which one is more valuable in today’s business world, particularly when you are hiring.
Leadership refers to the ability to guide, inspire, and motivate a group of people towards a common goal. Leaders set the vision, direction, and strategy for their organization, as well as making decisions and taking actions that move them towards their goals. They also need to be good at communicating, delegating, and empowering their team members, so that everyone can work together effectively.
On the other hand, thought leadership is a strategy that focuses on establishing an individual or organization as an expert in a particular field. This is achieved by creating and sharing insightful, authentic, and valuable content that showcases their knowledge, expertise, and perspective on a topic. Thought leaders aim to influence and shape the way people think, feel, and act by offering unique insights, perspectives, and solutions to problems.
While leadership and thought leadership share some common traits, such as vision, communication, and influence, they are not interchangeable concepts. Leadership is about leading people towards a common goal, while thought leadership is about shaping ideas, perspectives, and beliefs. Leaders need to be effective communicators and motivators, while thought leaders need to be insightful, innovative, and influential.
So, which one is more valuable in today’s business world, particularly when you are hiring at a leadership position?
While leadership is critical for achieving organizational goals and driving performance, thought leadership is becoming increasingly important in a world where ideas and innovation are key drivers of success.
Here are some reasons:
- Thought leadership builds credibility and trust:
In today’s digital age, consumers are bombarded with information and options, making it harder for them to make informed decisions. Thought leaders who can offer valuable insights, ideas, and solutions to problems can help cut through the noise and establish trust with their audience. By consistently sharing their knowledge and expertise, thought leaders can build credibility and authority in their field, which can lead to more opportunities for collaboration, influence, and growth.
- Thought leadership creates differentiation:
In a crowded market, businesses need to find ways to stand out and differentiate themselves from their competitors. Thought leadership is an effective way to do this by showcasing a unique perspective, approach, or solution to a problem. By offering something that no one else is, businesses can establish a competitive advantage and attract customers who are looking for new and innovative ideas.
- Thought leadership drives innovation:
Innovation is key to staying competitive in today’s fast-paced business world. Thought leaders who are constantly pushing the boundaries of their field, challenging assumptions, and exploring new ideas can inspire others to do the same. By promoting a culture of innovation, thought leaders can help their organization stay ahead of the curve and adapt to changing market conditions.
In a nutshell, I feel that both leadership and thought leadership are essential in today’s business world while hiring. While leadership is critical for achieving organizational goals and driving performance, thought leadership is becoming increasingly important for establishing credibility, differentiation, and innovation. The most successful businesses and individuals are those who can balance both and leverage their unique strengths to achieve their goals.