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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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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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India HR Live show

Am very excited to be part of #IndiaHRLIVE show Ester Martinez & NISHA RAGHAVAN – Your HR Buddy !! on Aug 14th on Google Hangout. Topic: #diversity at workplace http://indiahrlive.com/what-does-it-mean-to-have-diversity-at-workplace/

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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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Organizational culture: letter from Narayan Murthy to the Infosys staff

What makes or breaks an organization’s culture? People. Organizational culture is the sum of the behavior of all the people that make the organizations. Below is a mail that Narayan Murthy, ex – Chairman of Infosys, sent to his staff, … Continue reading

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Improving communication skills training for global executives

Post based on the comment i made to Stephen Manallack’s discussion on LinkedIn : ” Are we preparing global executives and global communicators?” http://tinyurl.com/arnuyhj From what I have seen, the answer is a resounding yes. Everyone, everywhere is investing in … Continue reading

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Japan

Konichoa! I had promised myself a few years ago to explore at least one new country every year. This year is Japan, or least a small chunk of Japan. We’re leaving tomorrow! Japan’s stereotypes have always fascinated me. Samurais, geishas, … Continue reading

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Please stop treating me as you would like to be treated!

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” We’ve all heard this as children but also as a guideline for building relationships in world of work. Sounds like good advice, right? Wrong. The golden rule is probably … Continue reading

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5 Stages to Intercultural Competence

Becoming interculturally competent is a developmental process. No one is born interculturally competent and people don’t build this competence just because they live in a multicultural environment. The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) was first defined by Dr. Milton … Continue reading

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