The shortage of talent is the single largest issue that can affect our growth in India.
—JOHN FLANNERY, PRESIDENT, GE INDIA
If the right country manager is the biggest determinant of success in India, building a strong team and organization is, by far, the biggest imperative for a country leader. In addition to delivering results locally, a capable organization earns the confidence of the global headquarters, ensures its commitment, and sets off a spiral of success. The converse is equally true, and companies can fall back into the midway trap if they fail to build capable country organizations.
In India, building an engine that pumps out talent is tough. Despite a young population and India’s ...