"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
-Alexander Graham Bell
Background and Challenges:
- Ram Charan was born in 1939, the sixth of seven children in Uttra Pardesh, India, which is located in northern India near the Himalayan Mountains. As a child, he grew up in a second floor home which had no indoor plumbing or electricity. He also pumped water from an outdoor well and collected cow dung to burn in his mother's oven.
- While working in the family business, Ram developed the habit of consolidating everything he learned each day onto a single sheet of paper. He was also guided by the values he learned while studying the Sanskrit literature. He learned the value and benefit of hard work and that mastery had its own reward.
“Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.” –John Kotter
Brian Tracy has been a business consultant for many years. Prior to becoming the CEO and chairman of Brian Tracy International, Brian was the CEO of a company managing business development processes for clients, and before that, he had a booming career in sales and marketing, management and strategic planning. As a result, he has been able to develop a wealth of information about training and developing world class organizations.