Self-help guru to hold seminar next month

  • Business
  • Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009

PETALING JAYA: Every now and then, a new leadership guru emerges to brandish his brand of leadership.

Coming our way this time is Canadian Robin Sharma, a former litigation lawyer who decided to leave the courtroom and be a novelist and businessman.

Sharma, 43, will be conducting a one-day workshop Lead Without Title: High Performance Leadership in Turbulent Times on May 11 at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Petaling Jaya.

His very first seminar was attended by 23 people, of whom 21 were family members. Undeterred by those humble beginnings, Sharma has today become a celebrity speaker and a leading author in the field of leadership.

Bill Norma, Microsoft vice-president (worldwide operations) says Sharma’s high-energy, multimedia presentation makes his audience laugh and think at the same time.

Organised by HRnet Performance Consulting Sdn Bhd, the workshop aims to empower one to rise above one’s circumstances and to see opportunities in the current gloom.

Sharma will be presenting his strategies on how to recognise the opportunities that arise and to create extraordinary results in our fast moving and changing times.

Sharma, who has a double law degree, is the founder of Sharma Leadership International Inc, a leadership development consultancy with clients that include Microsoft, Nike, Yale and Harvard University, IBM, FedEx, NASA, BP and General Electric.

He also writes and his most popular book is The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Sharma imparts his ideas on leadership using a fable. He has written several books such as The Greatness Guide Series, Who Will Cry When You Die? Discover Your Destiny With The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Saint, the Surfer and the CEO and Mega Living.

Brazilian Paul Coelho, author of The Alchemist, says Sharma’s books are helping people all around the world live great lives. Another author Richard Carlson (Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff) says Sharma has a rare gift of writing books that are life changing.

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