Professionals & Executives Blog Archive

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In Times of Difficulties…

"In times of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements." Choose to remember the good, choose optimism, possibility and joy...

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What is American Small Talk?

Perhaps one of the most confounding aspects of American culture for international students and professionals is our habit of "small talk". Well, American small talk is not about the conversation's content. Small talk is a way for us to feel comfortable with others when we first meet, to address the awkwardness

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What is Your Vocation?

Have you ever noticed that when you talk about your professional life to others, you talk about your “job”, “how’s your job going?”, “are you looking for a job?”.  I was talking to someone the other day during which she lamented that too many young people are using their college education to

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A Point about the Amy Chua Phenomenon…

I think most of us have heard of Amy Chua in the last couple of weeks, made into a phenomenon because of her book on being a Tiger mother and purporting a superior child raising approach that is attributed to an ethnic identify. I must say that I have felt sucked

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Awakening to Our Greatness: In Memoriam

As a child of Chinese immigrants, I know (as do others like me know), that we have been taught to repay our parents' sacrifices with our filial piety, respect and societal success. I would say my father and mother would place "living our life purpose" at the top of the list

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Sell Yourself into the Right Job: Know your Potential Employer Like a “Life Partner”

You can sell effectively to the extent you really understand the wants and needs of a sought-after employer, as if it were a "potential life partner". It's like the early stage of a romance. Think about how much research you do on a person (talking to others, reading that person,

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Impatience with Waiting

As I've gathered with my friends, I have come to a place of impatience. Impatience with how so many of us, myself included, have been waiting to live as full a life as possible. It may be the condition of humans. But I do find this affliction more prevalent