About the Book
Every person has a unique set of competencies, which prime him/her for success. While some of these competencies are role specific, most others are generic and aid in effective functioning. The latest among these to be valued is cross-cultural competence, which sets the stage for success in today’s context, whether global or local. Given that the world is getting increasingly diverse, especially post globalisation, the inability to effectively function in it can cause issues ranging from embarrassment to disaster. Against this backdrop Cross-Cultural Competence for Glocal Success explains the value of this competence to ensure greater personal and professional success. It also helps the reader gauge where
s/he currently stands and offers individuals and companies a model on the basis of which this competence can be developed. Given that today’s context is essentially global and no one can really escape from it, this book is a guide to understanding and making the cultural difference work for you. It will not only help him/her avoid unexpected challenges in a multicultural space, but also build the confidence and capability to become adaptable and successful!
About the Authors
After doing his Masters in Organisational Psychology, Prof. Vikas Shirodkar, studied at IIM Calcutta, in the Fellow Programme and since 1980 has served the industry, in various capacities, as an HR
professional, for over 34 years. Having retired from General Motors, as its Vice President HR, he is now a partner in Basil HR – a boutique HR consultancy firm and Dean and Professor Emeritus of Mumbai
Educational Trust’s School of Management at Mumbai. A muchdecorated HR professional, he has been nominated to the Hot 40 HR Superstars in Asia by HCA Singapore, is a two-time recipient of the Indira Super Achiever Award, has been felicitated at the hands of the President of India for Innovative HR Practices and has received an Award of Excellence in HR by BMA, among other recognition.
A Ph.D. in English Language and Literature, Dr. Preeti Shirodkar, with 26 years of experience in teaching English Language and Literature, occupies herself with creative and critical writing and editing. She has
successfully undertaken varied research projects, presented 45 papers, nationally and internationally and published 24 research papers, 28 articles and 6 books on Literature, Communication and Soft Skills. She has taught at various levels, in India and abroad, conducted training programmes and delivered talks, for the academia and industry, and shouldered diverse responsibilities in her career. Currently, she is serving as an Associate Professor, Communication and Soft Skills, at the Mumbai Educational Trust. She is a recipient of the Indira Gandhi Women Achiever’s Award, among others.
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