A Framework to Succeed in the New Normal
Author: Stephen Fernandes | Publisher: Passionpreneur Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The need to change is a constant challenge faced by individuals. The new normal is not only driving them to change but also to transform rapidly. This change and transformation is either driven internally by the individual, in a proactive, planned manner, or is forced upon them by unprecedented external events, in a disruptive manner. Rapidly embracing change and swiftly adapting to transformation is what makes them winners.
The year 2020 witnessed another disruption led by the pandemic (COVID-19). The scale of this disruption is seemingly immeasurable, due to the constant change across ecosystems.
On the one hand, the pandemic disruption forced the shutdown of economies, industries, and companies, sadly leading to millions of job losses and forced unemployment. Ironically, on the other hand, it fueled the adoption of digitalization across all aspects of our life with Work from Home, Play at Home, Learn from Home, Teach from Home, and Perform from Home, among others, driven largely by the need to stay connected.
This book started as a reference guide to share the author’s learning and experiences gained over the last three decades. It has primarily focused on individual transformation, adding perspectives where possible to organizational transformation by tapping into his experience to unearth the patterns that made people successful. Relaunch to Win is a companion to help people shift from their current state to a successful or a more successful state. It is based on the principle of continuous improvement of your current state and being proactively prepared to progress in your life journey. If a person is successful, then how do they stay successful and achieve more? If a person has failed, then how do they shift from failure to success?
The learning from this book can be applied to any aspect of your life. It can be adopted and applied by anyone, including entrepreneurs, directors, managers, employers, employees, unemployed, graduates, students, parents, and others. This book will aid anyone who seeks to grow by continuously improving themselves and raising their standards. Relaunch to Win is aimed at people who want to succeed in life and live their dreams in fulfillment of their life purpose.
This is a thought-provoking book, so grab a pencil and keep capturing your ideas and thoughts, completing the exercises before moving on to the next chapter. To maximize your investment in time, the author urges you to read this book with a beginner’s mindset, allowing your mind to be inspired with new thoughts. Commit to adopting the learning from this book and applying the principles to your daily life.
The writer, Stephen Fernandes, is an accomplished professional working in Information Technology (IT) for nearly three decades. His experience includes working for Fortune Global 500, Forbes Global 2000 companies, family-owned conglomerates, and startups across markets.
As a thought leader, Stephen has presented at several IT forums including Gartner Symposium and IDC CIO Summit. Stephen successfully established and led global, local, and startup IT companies in the Middle East, in addition to being a part of several mergers and acquisitions and joint venture initiatives. Stephen is a skilled thought leader with deep knowledge of markets and culture. He is a strategist and a critical thinker with outstanding communication, presentation, and mentoring skills. Stephen holds a Master’s in Management Studies (MMS) from Goa University and a Bachelor’s in Engineering(BE) from MIT, Manipal. He is a Certified Global Business Leader (CGBL) from Harvard Business School Publishing and a “Professionally Trained Coactive Coach” from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). He hails from Miramar, Panjim, Goa, and lives with his family in Dubai. He has travelled extensively to over thirty countries across the globe and had the opportunity to work with people from different markets, industries, professions, and cultures