How to Move Up in the Leadership Ranks

How to Move Up in the Leadership Ranks

As young professionals progress in their careers, they begin looking for upward mobility in the ranks—attaining leadership positions. But, earning leadership positions is not easy. Many struggle to gain access to leadership positions, some more than others. In the United States, Asians find great difficulty moving from employee to leadership positions, causing them to be significantly underrepresented. However, this is not always due to direct discrimination. Organizations look for certain traits in employees to promote as leaders, and you must know how to display them in the workplace. To move up in the leadership ranks, consider the following principles.   Being Social in the Workplace Despite the negative connotations often […]

Networking Musts for Recent Graduates

Networking Musts for Recent Graduates

After graduating from college and entering the workforce, many young professionals feel helpless. Navigating the job market as a recent graduate is difficult, between finding opportunities and excelling at the few jobs you manage to land. Your peers seem to have it easy, but why? The answer is strong networks. With a well-developed and strong professional network, recent graduates can find exclusive opportunities and professional advice and support. However, networking isn’t always a simple task. Done wrong, you could waste your time struggling to build a network. To avoid this, there are simple tasks and strategies for building a robust professional network.   Take Advantage of Your Age Right out […]

4 Successful Asian Millennial Entrepreneurs

4 Successful Asian Millennial Entrepreneurs

In the United States and around the world, Asians struggle to reach the leadership ranks. Compared to their share of the population, Asians are severely underrepresented in both mid-level management and C-Suites. This is due to a number of reasons, including traditional traits such as modesty that are seen as negatives by western business standards and a tendency to avoid risk. The avoidance of risk also makes it more difficult to become successful entrepreneurs, as starting a new company always involves a level of risk. However, there are a number of young, Millennial Asian entrepreneurs bucking the trend and finding success. By discovering who they are, what they do, and […]