Why Confidence is Key to Leadership

Why Confidence is Key to Leadership

When people consider what it takes to become a successful person, the first thing that comes to mind is confidence. After all, a person who believes in themselves is capable of jumping into projects, taking calculated risks, and most importantly, inspiring others to follow them. For as long as people have contemplated the power of high self-confidence, people have also been contemplating the potential pitfalls high self-confidence. In 2012, the Harvard Business Review published an article and concluded that ultimately, less confident people are more successful than self-confident people. That same year, they published another article, again with the same conclusion that having self-confidence is not related to success. This […]

More Tips to Set Successful Goals

More Tips to Set Successful Goals

More Tips on How to set Successful Goals Successful people have a lot of habits that they attribute to achieving and maintaining their success. Some of these habits include waking up early, time management, and scheduling time to relax. Perhaps one of the most important habits successful people have is setting goals. Goals are important because they help us keep our energy and focus on the task at hand, and help us ignore distractions. Setting goals is an action that we engage in every day, but we don’t always know how to maximize it for success. However, there are several ways to set goals to set yourself up for success. We’ve […]

Why It’s Harder for Asians to Succeed in the Workplace

Why It’s Harder for Asians to Succeed in the Workplace

Despite comprising 50% of the workforce in Silicon Valley, less than 2% of managers and executives are Asian. Furthermore, Asian Americans are the least likely racial group to ascend into managerial and executive positions. This obstacle to success compounds institutional bias against Asians by further relegating them into non-leadership positions. Both, the public and private sectors underrepresent the Asian Americans. This is perhaps the largest issue currently facing the Asian American community in America. The question is, why is it more difficult for Asians to succeed?   Poor Networking Asians tend to invest less time and effort in developing strong peer networks, which can impede their professional progress. Strong networks […]