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# 7 lessons learnt from The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

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### 7 lessons learnt from The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

1. 1. Saluting Randy Paush 7 lessons learnt from ‘The Last Lecture’ BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
2. 2. About Randy Pausch Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch[3] (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon Univ. (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer, a terminal illness, in September of 2006. He gave an upbeat lecture entitled "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme. – Source Wikipedia.com BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
3. 3. Lesson # 1 Problem Why are there so many problems in whatever I do ? Solution – Problems are like brick walls. They will always be there, to check how badly you want something. They are like doors which can be opened by the only person who dares to fight back and not accept defeat. They testify whether you are the chosen one or not. Now its up to you to take this as an opportunity or not. BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
4. 4. Lesson # 2 Problem Who is a true Leader ? Solution – A true Leader is the one who helps others realize their dreams. More than achieving one’s dream what will give you more pleasure and meaning to your life is enable others achieving their dreams. A leader makes you realize your true potential. That’s what leaders are made of. BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
5. 5. Lesson # 3 Problem Why do people criticize me so much ? Solution – Getting criticized is the best thing that can happen to you. It means there is someone who wants you to improve. If nobody criticizes you, it means people have simply given up and that’s the worst thing that can happen to you. BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
6. 6. Lesson # 4 Problem Many a times things go wrong. Solution – Remember this, Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. We feel people who are experienced are better players than we are. What we don’t realize is that this success is nothing but a sum of failures combined with lessons learnt from the same. BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
7. 7. Lesson # 5 Problem What is the role of a leader ? Solution – A leader is an empowerer. He empowers others to achieve their goals. As a leader it is your duty to guide and empower the team. And then just sit back, have patience and faith in your team. The team will then amaze you with the outcomes that they can achieve. BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
8. 8. Lesson # 6 Problem What’s after you have completed your leadership role? Solution – A true leader is the one who builds the foundation of a legacy. As a leader it is your moral duty to have a succession in place and after you have completed your good work pass the duties into better hands who will raise the standards to achieve a new and higher level than yours. BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
9. 9. Lesson # 7 Problem When juniors commit silly mistakes ? Solution – As leaders at times we have to over look certain things. As Randy says that parents should allow their kids to paint their bedrooms. Let your juniors do a bit of silly mistakes, this helps them learn more easily and avoid the same in long run. It is this experience of learning from their mistakes that will make them a better leader tomorrow. BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !
10. 10. Thank You ! You might even be interested in other posts from BizDharma.com: - 1. Three powerful lessons that a 725 year old fable can teach you about Negotiation! 2. 7 lessons that even ‘a one year old baby’ can teach you about product development. 3. Nandan Nilekani can sneeze but Steve Jobs cannot ! 4. Three Idea Stealers the world is proud of. 5. The top 7 myths about Kick ass negotiation ! For more Business stuff visit www.BizDharma.com BizDharma.com Following Business, Religiously !