Articles to help you succeed if you are working in India.
How to actually get things done here
My friend is the CEO of a major division of a huge Indian conglomerate. He oversees operations in multiple countries and manages a…
The ten most common ways for building relationships in India and invest in some Relational Capital
3 More scenarios for expanding your Communication Comfort Zone
34 helpful tips to get the most out of your training in India. Ideal for training professionals conducting sessions in India.
4 things Indians learned at college that make managing young indians very difficult
Reexamining the connection between relationships and directness
Gunjan Bagla's book for the businessperson coming to do business in India.
A review of a foundational book on India by Craig Storti
Thoughts on when and why Indians take ownership over business activities
How to sharpen your skills as a listener in cultures that speak Indirectly like India.
About the time you start packing your bags for your trip to India, the question dawns on you. What am I doing? Maybe it’s clear for…
A conversation with Andrew Mogendorff of Target about his 3 year assignment in India. Andrew talks about communication, leadership development, family life, and repatriation.
Talking with Patrick De Ridder of Knight Consulting about doing business in India
A conversation with Carissa Hickling about living and working in India for more than 20 years
A podcast with Craig Storti about the eras of working with India, from the 90s, to Y2K, to 2008, to 2015
A conversation with Rohan and Shannon Prabhakar, discussing managing in India, intercultural marriages, implementing processes, and personal assistants.
A conversation with Arjun Buxi about Indian business and the necessity of understanding family dynamics in Hindu Undivided Families
Robert Stephens and I talk about the importance of good documentation in India, communication best practices, and how to recover from offending someone.
A conversation with Jessica Kumar about the importance of language learning, finding your place in Indian society, and how not to give feedback
A conversation with the India Expert, Gunjan Bagla about best practices for working with India, how closely to follow politics, and how often to visit.
A discussion with David Peace of Shanti Consulting on how to build relationships, when to adapt and tips for negotiating in India.
Author Amar Vyas on building long term patience in India
Tips for getting a straight answer in India, including six ways to ask better questions in indirect communication contexts.
One easy tip to help you give a great introduction
An intro to the foundational ebook for this site
In the previous article, we discussed a different way to think about leadership development in India – specifically that a good leader…
How to change your style to lead like a Parent Leader
6 ideas on how to recover if you've offended someone in India
10 of the best ways to completely ruin all of your business relationships in India.
Tips for how to change a 'no' answer into a yes in India
Tips for how to be the chief guest at an Indian function.
Ideas on making processes and systems work
As a savvy cross-cultural worker, you already know the importance of learning about new cultures. You pick up a few books. You subscribe to some…
Five traits that the best users of the paternalistic leadership style use to motivate and show concern for their team members.
Four tips to be more understandable when communicating with India.
The case for indirect communication
An introduction to the concept of Parent Leadership
A case study on bad publicity in India
A few rules for travelling business people and cross cultural managers for interacting with women and men in the business world.
3 scenarios to teach you to expand your comfort zone
Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Amar Vyas, the author of NRI: Now, Returned to India The Pareto Principle,…
Exposing the disadvantages of those who are bad at paternalistic leadership
The most important rule you can follow in choosing the right form of business communication.
Why availability in the Moment of Need is the most important quality
Thoughts and tips for how to motivate Indian teams and get to know them on an individual level.
Mastering small talk in India
If you are a foreign worker in India, one of your primary responsibilities is likely leadership development. It could be identifying leaders at the…
A new way to look at expressions of time in India to relieve your own stress.
There are times when someone says something so perfectly that you can’t get it out of your head. I was chatting over email with a…
How the order of your communication can impact how you are understood by others. Insights on cross cultural communication styles.
Tips on how to act if you are working for a Parent Leader
If you work here, you know that building relationships in India in India is extremely important. I call it building relational capital. Here's why.
What a Communication Comfort Zone is and how it affects your work