Struggling to Reach the Top

Struggling to Reach the Top

Are you a young millennial getting ready to start in the workforce? Are you already there and struggling to rise to the top? Asians face many problems when climbing the business ladder of success. Why is this so? Asian millennials are just as competent as their white counterparts, but they are not represented in the leadership of many businesses and companies, especially in the tech world. This is what we call the bamboo ceiling. Did you know Asian Americans make up 50% of the tech industry? On one hand, this is great – Asians are heavily represented in the tech world. On the other hand, we aren’t seeing these Asians […]

Venturing Out? What You Need to Know

Venturing Out? What You Need to Know

Leadership, leadership, leadership! Last week, we talked about how crucial it is to be a real leader versus a “wannabe” leader. Society does make quite the emphasis on being a good leader and having great leadership qualities to pave the way for their followers. With this emphasis on leadership, U.S. universities, specifically business schools, have made it one of their goals to produce graduates with the leadership qualities to be able to climb ladders of success. However, with this focus on leadership, there is something they’re not teaching them, being a successful entrepreneur. That is what Ken Kuang, a member of naisA Global’s Board of Directors, addresses in his recent […]

Why Be a Leader to Begin With?

Why Be a Leader to Begin With?

Another day, another leadership blog post. Advice on best practices! Tips to get ahead of the competition! Learn ways to stand out! Take the Leadership Test! Are You Leadership Material? Do You Have What It Takes? But maybe first, it’s worth asking ourselves if we have taken enough time to ask why we want to become leaders in the first place. Is reaching the top of our field and occupying a leadership role the same thing? Umair Haque, in his article for the Harvard Business Review, argues that leadership is a lost art. He claims that currently there is little real leadership anywhere. Instead, he contends, the competitive pool is […]

Do You Have The Right Character for Leadership?

Do You Have The Right Character for Leadership?

Whether you are an upcoming professional looking to make the jump into management, a team leader looking to step into a more senior position, or already leading your company and searching for the right people to install into those important positions just below you, it is important to be aware of what a good potential leader looks like.   Asking the Right Questions   Assessing would-be leaders in any organization could be determined by asking three specific questions. Ask yourself, in whatever level you currently occupy, how you relate:   Do you have the competency to be a leader? You’ll need knowledge of your field, an understanding of key concepts, […]