Lunar New Year – A Rootedness in Family Connections and Identity
I’ve come to see that holidays are a way for people and societies to reinforce what matters in their culture. Food and customs, passed from
Taiwan-China Tensions: Revisiting Family Heartbreak
I was in high school when I found my father sitting at the desk in my parents’ bedroom, face in his hands, sobbing. It was the only time I’d ever seen my father cry. He had been separated from his family for 40 years, when he became a teenage refugee, from China to Taiwan…
Self-Gratitude May Just Improve Your Performance Review
Many professionals undervalue their contributions because they think they’re not enough, but self-gratitude comes from our wholeness and allows us to recognize and own our contributions to our work, which will surely help with our performance reviews.
Tomorrow my Alyssa leaves for NYC for 8 weeks. I sit next to her as she naps, excited for her adventure ahead, all the while
Covid Life – Recluse, Re-Emergence and Ritual
…The day finally arrived this Memorial Day weekend when the four of us and Popo dared to venture out together to visit my father and brother in New York, the first time in over a year. It was cold, windy and wet, but my 87 year old mother determinedly walked to her husband’s gravesite and read the poem she wrote for him that’s etched on the tombstone. We lit incense, bowed in respect and ran back to the car as lightning and thunder reverberated through the skies. After all the sadness, loss and separation, we returned to each other through this family ritual, marking the passing as well as the continuation of our shared journey.
Catching My Breath in Drowning Waves of Death
2020 Ahmaud Aubery Breonna Taylor George Floyd Protests Black Lives Matter Awakening of America to what has always been for black people in America
Passion and Purpose in Our Work
Passion and purpose in our profession. Is it plausible? Is it realistic? Is it worth pursuing if my work pays well? I always say yes
At 50: A Retrospective on Choosing Motherhood over Corporate Leadership
Yesterday morning, being Mother’s Day, my husband and kids asked where I wanted to go to celebrate. I told them I just wanted to stay
5 Key Steps To Making a Career Switch
We are making career switches at a faster rate than any other generation. It’s a good thing in my opinion because it means we can
How Implicit Racism Lurks in Corporate America & Why Disruptive Talent Innovation is a Must to Achieve Talent Equity and Maximize Talent ROI
As protests mounted around the country after the horrific witnessing of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police, American’s eyes were opened to the
The Freedom of Personal Accountability
Life is shared, whether at work or at home. Nothing can be done independently of others or our surroundings. So in this interconnected living, it’s plausible to put responsibilities on others when things get tough. At some point, things always get tough. Sometimes it’s the other person. Sometimes it’s shared. Sometimes it’s really ours to own. Question is, do we discern? Do we take the time to be present with what’s going on so we can process what happened and understand our emotional response to the situation? If you stay present to a situation, you will realize that taking responsibility is always an emotional choice.
U Chicago: Job Search Success in the US
Job Search Success in US
NPR: Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning
by ALIX SPIEGEL November 12, 2012 In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to
Harvard Business Review: One Reason Cross-Cultural Small Talk Is So Tricky
by Erin Meyer | 8:00 AM May 30, 2014 It was my first dinner party in France and I was chatting with a Parisian couple. All
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Retention Is a Growing Issue as More International Students Come to US
By Karin Fischer MAY 28, 2014 Matt Dilyard, College of WoosterAn international student at the College of Wooster presents his independent-study project to fellow students.
Forbes: 7 Ways to Build Accountable Organizations
By Henry Browning Don’t you love that employee who goes above and beyond? She takes responsibility, shows initiative and really owns her projects, processes and
When the Shoe Doesn't Fit…
My children happened upon the cartoon Cinderella last week. My mother and I were commenting about how darling it was…until the shoe fitting part. You know, the part where Cinderella’s foot glides into the shoe held by the prince. We women, who grew up in the US, have always celebrated Cinderella because she was the one chosen by the prince. We celebrated how she was saved by the “knight in shining armor”. As I watched that ending, I became increasingly perplexed by this concept that so many of us have bought into — the concept that we are worthy if and when we fit into somebody else’s model.
HBR: "How to Adapt to American-Style Self-Promotion"
by Andy Molinsky and Dorie Clark | 8:00 AM April 7, 2014 Imagine you’re at a networking event in the United States and you hear your
Salesforce.com: "5 Steps to Personal Growth and Career Success"
Mar 11 2013 by Daryl Spreiter, Sr. Manager, Onboarding, Curriculum & Coaching at Salesforce.com Over the past 20 years, I’ve learned a lot about managing my career.
Washington Post: Time to Hit the Pavement
Time to Hit the Pavement By Lynn Friedman, PhD. Special to washingtonpost.com Wednesday, June 29, 2005; 12:29 PM After four years of hard work, you’ve
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