Category Archives: Business

To Be or Not to Be…Reachable

I have been having this discussion more and more often recently, and reading quite a few more articles than before. A lot of people I interact with today complain that they are expected to be reachable 24x7x365 by their employer … Continue reading

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The Single Most Important Thing HR Must Get Right

Cartoon by Tom Cheney Purpose. In my opinion, this is the single most important thing that HR needs to get right as the effectiveness of everything else it does depends on it. Without a clear understanding of its own higher … Continue reading

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Assertiveness Across Cultures

Courtesy: http://www.dilbert.com Following my recent post on “4 Steps to Assertiveness? Not That Simple“, my dear friend and revered interculturalist, Dianne Hofner Saphiere  posted the following comment: “Dear Guillaume, in my experience perceptions of “assertiveness” are extremely culturally relative and, … Continue reading

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Handling Difficult Conversations

Pressed Difficult Conversations from Rory C Trotter on Something Different HR Blog I agree with Rory that a managers’ ability to have these difficult conversations is key to an organization’s success. The thing is: easier said than done. So how … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion in Indian organizations

My IndiaHRLive talk show with Nisha Raghavan on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. This was supposed to be a panel but Ester Martinez, Co-founder of People Matters, could not attend due to technical difficulties.

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The Rise of Leadership Incubators in Indian Organizations

Leadership development cannot only be done through classroom training. This reality has now been accepted by most Indian organizations when they think about developing their leadership pipeline. As a result, most organizations are now looking at creating leadership incubators to … Continue reading

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You can lead a horse to the water but you cannot make him enjoy the view

“How can you assure us that every participant will be engaged in your workshop?” was asking a client recently. “I can’t assure you of that, I am afraid. My role is to create the conditions for each style of learner … Continue reading

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Common Challenges of Expats Relocating to India – Part 3: Time Management

The single most difficult thing that most expats living and working in India have shared with me, is the difficulty to adapt to the (in)famous Indian Stretchable Time..and that’s normal. There are 2 major ways of perceiving time: the linear … Continue reading

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Welcome to India? Challenges faced by international Learning and Development providers that want to enter the Indian market

India is probably the most dynamic market, with China, for Learning and Development and every single global provider wants a piece of it. What they often fail to realize is that the Indian L&D market is a challenging one to … Continue reading

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7 tips to maximize engagement in virtual teams

As globalization increases and technology improves, team work is becoming more virtual by the day. Creating high performance teams in the same office is already a challenge but creating high performance virtual teams is just that much tougher. However, isolation, … Continue reading

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