Sunday, March 05, 2006



Infrastructure assistance plus "people factor" and "easing multicultural dissonance: key in coming decade. A call for emotional intelligence training in India.

India is the world's largest democracy, often considered a possible check on China. It has the world's second-largest number of Muslims, and its engineers and call-center workers are part of some of the largest US corporations

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INDIA IS POISED FOR DOUBLE-DIGIT ECONOMIC GROWTH. The US-India Strategic Economic Partnership has identified several initiatives to keep up with Indian growth and development. Clearly, attempting to productively harness this phenomenal economic growth will require emotional intelligence for Indian workers, managers, leaders, business owners, and CEOs.

In anticipation of this growth, the post-graduate Department of Commerce, DAV College, held an ICSSR-sponsored seminar on "Human Resource Management: Challenges Ahead" last month (February 06) in Chandigarh. Resource experts from the Panjab University Business School were featured.

And it seems Emotional Intelligence is high on the agenda for India.

Prof Meenakshi Malhotra stressed the IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLGIENCE and its ability to motivate business leaders to transform things.

Prof S. K. Chadha highlighted the contemporary challenges faced by global managers, which will be same as they are worldwide, and in the US: staffing, recruitng, organizational development, compensation and outsourcing.

Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma viewed VALUE-BASED MANAGEMENT as the only solution to optimise corporate value. This is possible through integrity, spirituality at workplace, personality development and cultural integration, he said.

Globalization is bringing stess to India as well, which must be met with increased emotional intelligence on the part of managers, leaders, and employees. Our EQ Alive! Program is extremely effective in all these areas, and broadly applicable to multicultural challenges.

Prof Dinesh Kumar Gupta emphasised the 'people factor' and minimisation of cultural dissonance as the most critical for the success of any organization in the 21st Century.

The guest of Honour, Prof Sunil Gupta from HP University, lent his insight nto the needs managers will face in the competitive business world in India.
The India Tribune anticipates that features of the India-US initiative can be implemented quickly, as they are apolitical and economic in nature. "Unlike the nuclear deal," they write in editorial, "these initiatives do not have to go through the legislative rigamarole." Read the complete article HERE.


--Making Mumbai a regional financial centre on a par with New York, London, Singapore and Hong Kong.

--Creation of $5 billion+ private sector Infrastructure Fund where US industry will participate in highways, bridges, mass transit, townships, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), airports, seaports, energy, environment, and water, etc. which is key to India's development growth.

Kiran told me the other day that it is not uncommon for a worker in Mumbai to have to get up at 3:30 a.m. to catch a train to get to work. Infrastructure is badly needed. Kiran is a Director of Orane Opportunities Unltd., which offers leadership and EQ training, and is licensed to use our EQ Alive! Program.

The EQ Alive! Program is totally long distance. We've had years of experience with long-distance presentations. I will be presenting the master classes via telephone and we will continue to train EQ coaches in India as well to meet this growing need.

Emotional Intelligence training is definitely a way to bring Indian leaders, workers and managers up-to-speed fast. Just as in the US.

To take the EQ Alive! Program,, or call 210-496-0678. EQ coach certification also available.

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