Coach Ranjan Sinha, is a veteran of strategic business operations such as shipping, logistics, supply chain planning & port operations across India, UAE, Qatar, Oman & Eastern Europe with key contributions in providing advisory & consultancy in optimizing & rationalizing manufacturing processes & supply chain networks, driving productivity, cost reduction, internal process & customer service improvement projects in collaboration with key decision-makers.
Board Infinity is proud to have him as a career coach, and below are the mindful answers to questions asked by us.
BI: Who is your mentor and the best piece of advice given by her/him?
RS: An important piece of advice I received from one of my mentors, Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal was, “The key to happiness is all about balance--a combination between fun and loving life in all forms while being successful at the same time.”
BI: What dreams and goals inspired you to succeed?
RS: Believing in myself and having faith in my abilities.
BI: What are your favorite questions to ask those you lead?
RS: 1. What’s the biggest factor that has helped you be successful?
2. What are your success habits?
3. What mistakes have you made along the way?
4. What was the hardest decision you ever had to make?
5. What is the best advice you can give?
6. If you could start all over again, what would you do differently?
7. What’s one change I should make right now to help me get closer to my Success?
BI: How do you keep a work-life balance?
RS: I love that I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job. I work full-time on a flexible schedule, both in and out-of-office, and my boss trusts me to produce high-quality work and results. I work hard to maintain that level of trust, which keeps me engaged and excited — but at the same time, I love that my job enables me to love and enjoy my other passions in life.
BI: How did you get your start?
RS: After I passed out my MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, I was offered a job through Campus interview with International MNC. And after that, I never looked back in my career.
BI: Which one thing do you wish you’d done differently?
RS: Adopted a morning routine that made sense for me and helped keep me on track and organized.
BI:How do you help a new employee understand the culture of your organization?
RS: Culture is a thoughtful, carefully crafted topology of how individuals MUST engage together if the organization is to succeed. Culture is driven by two factors: what the organization is trying to achieve – strategy – and the means to mobilize its people to work together to achieve the strategy – values.
A new employee needs to understand both in order to “get” the culture of the organization.
Some of the tips are as follows :
- Make the new hire feel comfortable.
- Get them comfortable with their surroundings.
- Make introductions.
- Assign a buddy.
- Make sure they've got someone to sit with at lunch
- Listen to them.
- Have them do some customer service.
- Show new hires how culture guides real decision.
BI: What are the 3-5 Leadership Principles that you have discovered and executed, that have contributed to your success?
RS: 1. Self Awareness
BI: What advice you would give to a larger group of people?
RS: See yourself for who you are. | Forgive and let go of anger. | Accept responsibility | Admit when you are wrong and apologize | Be a good listener. | Be polite | Have respect for others (and yourself). | Set goals for yourself. | Live with integrity. | Recognize opportunities to grow and change. | Be part of a community.