Evening presentation by Suranjith Godagama

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The Management Club – Kalutara organised an evening lecture in the ‘Way Forward Series’ jointly with the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Foundation. This lecture was conducted by Suranjith Godagama on the topic ‘Determine your own Pattern for Success’ and was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation on Thursday, 27 November 2014. Suranjith centred his lecture on – Leading a Balanced Life and Attaining the Unattainable. He presented three video clips and explained how new tasks need to be handled in order to achieve success. He emphasised that the pillars that form the best balance were life, work, relationship, health, spirits and interest and said that one should find a pattern to connect these pillars of synergy in order to elevate one’s focus and move forward to achieve success. He further highlighted that we need to create a new pattern which in turn will create space for us to take in new tasks.                       Speaking of his practical experience he said that when we are elevated to a position in the organisation, usually we are gifted with people – the people who are presently working in that organisation or department. These people may be long standing employees and there is very likely to be difficulty in effecting change as they will naturally resist but on the other hand if you are given the option of recruiting new hand, you should ensure that you select and recruit the right people to whom you could delegate and stressed that you should not do what your subordinate can do, hence it would give you more time to focus on more important matters in order to achieve success, he said. The interactive session turned out to be of great interest among the participants with several questions/clarifications being posed and discussed. Chairman of the Management Club – Kalutara Sunil Dharmaratne gave a brief of TMC while the President of the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. Upul Perera and the Consultant Academic Affairs of the Sri Lanka Foundation Samantha Ratnayake spoke about the IMSL and SLF respectively.