THE BATTLE AGAINST MEDIOCRITY

Excellence Repels Mediocrity Just As Mediocrity Drives Away Excellence!

It is true, “The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle”  is found in this simple audacious truth: invest in the search for the right people, convert them into teams who catch the vision, and execute the strategy and goals to RUN with the vision.     This principle applies to both businesses large and small, that for-profit […]

THEN YOU WILL INCREASE IN WEALTH

Character Enlists, Ability Assigns!

Your ability decides your responsibility. Higher duties always correlate to higher capacity. The more you learn, the more opportunities you create. Personal development works hand in hand with opportunity your create. The law of success dictates,  “first within than without.” Wealth creation works in proportion to the value you add, which works in proportion to […]

The proof of a man’s greatness is his care for others (Luke 9:48 NLT).
Every great leader knows that investing in people involves a great part of their mission. People literally are a central part of their lives. But every leader is limited by time, resources, so investing in the right people is crucial.
Regardless of how big your heart is for others,
it is vital that you remain a faithful steward of your time and resources. So if you plan to invest in someone or a small group, making smart choices on who you will mentor is important.  Dr. Mike Murdock in his book,  “7 Keys to a 1000 Times More,”  talks about the Four Kinds Of Protegés,
I believe this wisdom will add value to your life.
  1. The Passive Protegé

They observe, they learn but they only reach out when it is convenient for them.  They expect the mentor to be more committed to their success then they are willing to commit themselves. They will read a book providing the mentor buys it and hand delivers it to them. They believe the mentor’s pursuit of them is proof of his love for them. The passive protegé never grows and becomes embittered by towards his mentor.
  1. The Parasite Protegé

They want what the mentor has without doing what the mentor did to get. They want your influence but despise your correction. They stay close to the network of relationships the mentor has. They love to name drop, they will use your name to advance their agenda. They want to profit from the relationship without the cost of discipleship. They want what the mentor has earned not what he has learned.  They ride on the reputation or favor of the mentor ahead of their season of preparation, required.
  1. The Productive Protegé

They recognize the gift and achievement of the mentor. They possessive a servant’s hearts and a spirit of honor.  They refuse to make any major decision without the counsel and feedback from their mentor.  They consider their mentor to be a gift from God, to help them advance and accelerate in their calling. The productive mentor genuinely loves his mentor and desire to feel his heart. As the Apostle Paul wrote, ” But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 13 and to esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13(ASV).
  1. The Prodigal Protegé

They move towards the crowds, the popularity. They value the stage more than they do their reputation. They are “hireling,” it is nothing for them to leave their mentor for a higher salary, or a bigger stage. They love the comparison game and don’t take to easily when corrected. They think they can do a better job than their mentor, and yet lack fruit in the little they’ve been already assigned to care and grow. They love playing the political game, always, more concerned over what the people are saying that what their mentor said. Just as the prodigal son left the father for his own pleasure, so it is with the prodigal protegé.

EXCELLENCE THE INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY

Excellence is the attainment of the highest level of perfection in anything you do!

Excellence requires intentionality. Quality work and service are uncommon because excellence is not cheap. His legacy withstood the test of time. His wisdom has been spoken about across the centuries. His name was King Solomon. He was an uncommon leader, a man celebrated for many exceptional qualities. Today I wish to focus only on one […]

CallCenter Training (Corporate Leadership Training)

88% of Your Customers Who Stop Using Your Services or Products Do So Because of Perceived Employee Indifference or Rudeness!

Call Center Training This workshop will lower costs as it can reduce staff turnover.  Participants will improve productivity and performance.   THIS COURSE IS MEANT FOR: Managers and call center agents  who want to: Improve service excellence Improve employee confidence and job satisfaction Please email us to shan@drshanthumbran.com for details. Alternatively, call us on +27 (0) 65 981 […]

10 TOP SALES SECRETS (Corporate Leadership Training)

"Make A Customer, Not A Sale.” – Katherine Barchetti

TOP 10 SALES SECRETS This workshop will help your sales force discover the specifics of how to develop the traits that will make them successful and how to build positive, long-lasting relationships with their customers.    THIS COURSE IS MEANT FOR: For Sales Professionals who want to: Understand the guidelines for selling Close more sales […]

High-Performance Teams (Corporate Leadership Training)

Talent Wins Games, Team Work Wins Championships

HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAMS  This workshop is for teams (Inside the Company) that are focused on achieving the same goals. Individuals do not become a team simply by putting on the same uniforms. Nor do persons suddenly transform into a team merely because they show up to the same workplace. So who is a  true team—one whose members […]

LOYALTY, ACTUALLY MEANS SOMETHING 

I read a saying one day that said, “Honesty is an expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people.”

Well, the same can be said about loyalty, don’t expect it for Christmas from unscrupulous people.

If you did not get it yet let me say it again,

Your Destiny is Connected to Your Loyalty.

WHO you are -define WHAT you become.

So what is loyalty?

Loyalty is a radicule adherence to a principle, person or organization.

One of the truest tests of loyalty is revealed in the company a person keeps.

As Jay Z also once said,

“don’t tell me what they said about me, tell me why they were so comfortable to say it to you?”

Don’t be disturbed when so-called “friends, business associates, ministry associates” expect you to trust them while you are still couching up the water from the last time they let you drown.

Remember,  “True Friends Have The Same Enemies.” (Mike Murdock.)

My advice to you, if a person is full of self, it means they are empty of substance.

Invest in loyal people!

COOPERATE LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Lifting Abilities, Unlocking Potential!

Leadership development is the cornerstone of all business training and development. Our passion at Ukuphila Leadership Institute  (Ukuphila is the Zulu word, for "life") is the lifting of leadership capacity to unlock organizational potential! All leaders have a "leadership lid."  The lower a person's lid, the lower his ability to lead, the lower his ability to lead, […]