Judy’s Blog Archive
The TV shows I've "happen upon" this week have been very telling of the need for senior executives and university deans to understand the imperative for organizations and universities to embrace excellence in multicultural talent development.
As I advise executives, professionals and business students, it's clear that each individual possesses a personal brand, even if (s)he has never given it a second thought. Being oblivious to our brand can be the single most overlooked area of our professional development.
Acculturation is a process. To succeed at it, we need to first understand ourselves more deeply. To ask why we do what we do? Why we assume certain things and actions are good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable? When we have greater understanding, we have the opportunity to
Sometimes, the most terrifying aspect of change arrives when we are ready to be at one with who we really are. When we dare to accept the grandness of who "I am" and actually live that truth.
I've had the opportunity to take part in Orientations and Acculturation programs at various universities in the last month. I always admire the young cross-cultural pioneers I meet on campuses, ready to step forward.
I can’t say for sure about the outcome of this leap I’m taking at this point in my life. But what I know for sure is that fear is not something to be managed or kept at bay. Fear is one of the experiences to be lived through as we take
Asking whether or not this experience in the Unites States has really been worth its while is an incredibly important question to ask. For me, it is a critical question for thoughtful people who want to develop a deep understanding of themselves.
If you are a student looking for a full-time job or even summer internship, it is undoubtedly a challenging time. Less jobs, more applicants. It can feel quite defeating in some ways. Remember first, that no experience is ever wasted in building your career.
Creating something we long for starts with believing. It starts with faith that we have the ability to create based on our imagination and hope. It’s a quality so different from willing our way towards an outcome, doing, doing, doing. Quite the opposite.
There is something magical about the beginning of every year, when we know we can start anew, create a vision for an ideal year and commit to making our goals into reality.