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A short guide for newly appointed managers: The things to watch for

One of the first things I remember when I got my new job as a manager is the constant flow of congratulations, emails, smiley faces, likes, endorsements and even a salary raise together with a slightly bigger office.

The second thing relates to the following weeks when I was spending evenings searching, reading and asking about what were the things that I should do differently from what I did as an individual performer.
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Coaching Cultures at a Glance – Part I

As Coaching is a development tool that lies at the opposite end of the spectrum to command and control, Coaching culture is an organizational development model that provides the structure that defines how the organization’s members can best interact with their working environment and how the best results are obtained and measured.

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Strategic Thinking Workshop 18th April, Bucharest

As the major skill-gaps they were facing were related with managers or entrepreneurs experience regarding business expansion: not turning vision into specific goals, lack of analytical skills, thinking of the box ( more often inside the box),  making emotional decisions, lack of experience in leading major projects, logistics challenges;
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A definite guide to Indian business etiquette

Behaviors and practices change as you move from one town to another. Imagine the kind of differences in practices and etiquette when you go to a completely different country. Take for example the most basic of habits, the way people wash their behinds in different countries. The western countries use a paper roll and the South East Asian countries use water. What-er problem for westerners to come to India or vice versa, isn’t it?

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Many cultures, many challenges

Why I’m an intercultural trainer
My name is Rana Singh Johal and from my name you should be able to tell quite a lot about me, even though you may never have met me. My first name is a contraction of my actual name but may suggest that either I am a woman of Arabic background (as in the writer and broadcaster Rana Kabbani) or perhaps a man of Indian or Pakistani background. Further detail about my heritage is identified by my middle name, Singh. This is a middle name (or surname) common to males from Sikh families, but were I a woman of such origin my middle name or surname would be Kaur – so you can tell I’m not a woman, but a man of Sikh heritage. Finally, my family name is Johal and Johals are a Sikh clan from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. From knowing my name you get clues to my gender, my religious affiliation and my ethnic and cultural origin. Names still have meaning and purpose in many parts of the world, but not so much with Western names. For example, my brother in law is called Clive Frankson – how much could you glean about him from that?

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Colorful Cultures India

Today, than ever business success requires intercultural awareness and effective cross cultural communication skills. Working, meeting, dealing, entertaining, negotiating and corresponding with colleagues or clients from different cultures can be a minefield. One wrong movement or an error in basic understanding could ruin or delay months of work.

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Jugaad – Impact on a growing economy

Innovation is the only way to beat the recession crisis, get jaw dropping bottom lines and create a skyrocket demand for jobs, thereby creating employment. This in turn boosts the country’s economic growth. However, there is only one challenge – you need all the resources and capital support to create innovation – or maybe you just need Jugaad

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