Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. Author of #1 New York Times bestsellers - What Got You Here Won’t Get You There & Triggers

  • How did Manoj Vasudevan get his versatile experience portfolio?

    Manoj started off his work life as someone who is shy, reserved, and soft-spoken. Initially, he was nervous to speak in front of people and therefore avoided such situations where he might be asked to speak. However, once he mastered the power of five, he was unstoppable. The power of five forms the five core skills that you need to master to excel in any profession. He also believed that those are skills that can be learned and mastered.

  • What did Manoj do to get there?

    To learn the secret behind the power of some leaders, he observed several leaders and reviewed thousands of speeches, books, and writings of leaders from around the globe. He rigorously researched on leadership, communications, humor, storytelling, persuasion, and engagement techniques. He also sought the help of mentors who helped him tremendously to stay on the right path and accelerate his progress. After several years of effort, several cycles or LearningUnlearning, and Relearning through several episodes of experimenting internationally, analysis based on feedbacks and refining based on empirical evidence, he looked for ways to transfer his findings to others. Manoj thereafter, developed easy-to-use toolstips, and techniques that he teaches others so that they can reduce their learning curves and become world-class speakers and effective leaders.

  • What is his background?

    • an MBA from Imperial CollegeLondon
    • Chief Expressions Officer at Thought Expressions
    • Chief Mentor at Next Level Unlimited
    • Formerly, Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Management Consulting services

What Do Others Say?


Managing Director (T&E)   PricewaterhouseCoopers, USA

Manoj Vasudevan worked for me on several different efforts. He has great leadership and communication skills to go with his project management expertise. In particular, his ability to speak in front of an audience is amazing…he can give a speech like few other people that I have ever met. I would definitely hire Manoj again – he is both capable and easy to work with.


#1 Leadership Thinker In The World

Learn to be a great leader with Manoj Vasudevan’s The Mousetrap Way. This book will teach you what it is to be a great leader and how to get there!


Professional Speaker, Author of “The Idea Book” that was included in “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”. 

As a professional speaker who has spoken in more than 50 countries I constantly need to improve and I need expert advice on how to become even better as a speaker. Manoj has a natural gift of seeing how you can improve as a speaker. I have asked him to review several of my speeches and have found it very valuable every time. He has made me a better speaker. He will make you a better speaker too.


Chief Information Officer, DHL

Manoj is an energetic, engaging and thought-provoking speaker who carried the audience (of around 3-400 people) throughout his speech. Don’t expect to sit quietly and doze off in one of Manoj’s speeches – he has the audience up and totally involved throughout and in the end, you can’t believe how quick the time has gone. I for one enjoyed the session very much and it was clear that the vast majority of the audience felt the same!

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