Company Culture and Millennial Retention

Netflix employees can now take unlimited paid parental leave. The day after Netflix announced this news on August 4th, Microsoft made a similar announcement, saying it was to align benefits to its culture in a statement that included the quote, “We’re enhancing our paid Parental Leave to 12 weeks, paid at 100 percent, for all mothers and fathers of new […]

Lead with Emotional Intelligence

Facilitator: Hsuan-hua Chang, Certified Leadership Coach (Georgetown University) When: Thursday May 21th, 2015 6pm-8pm PDT; Location: Steinway Piano Gallery, Redmond Town Center; Free admission (Donations to Nepal Seattle Society will be welcomed.) Expected outcomes: Learn about emotional intelligence (EI); Apply EI to leadership; Become a more effective leader; Who should attend: Leaders; Managers; Parents;  

Leader’s Distinction

When a leader says “I have seen too many of these types of situations”, is it possible that he might be projecting his experience to a new situation? I had an interesting discussion with a reader about empowerment after he read my previous post “Cooperate Employees vs. Entrepreneurs”. The discussion took me into deeper thought […]

Effective communication and team building – Emergenetics Experience

I was in a training on facilitating effective communications and team building through “Emergenetics”; a personality and behavior profile. Emergenetics provides a simple way to raise awareness of team dynamics through strength-based thinking and behavior analysis. Personally, I learned to work more effectively with different type of personalities through verbal and written communications. Before the […]

Leadership MBA – Done!

Today, I completed my last test for the Leadership MBA program. 22-months of schooling comes to an end.  I feel great and exhausted. I appreciate my professors and classmates who made this experience so extraordinary! I appreciate the support and encouragement from my good friends and family. They are always there for me. While studying 15+ hours after […]

Innovation and Creativity

Today, we completed the “Creativity and Innovation” class with an intensive 7-hour simulation to save a financially at-risk company. I was totally inspired by what I learned from this class; different innovation types, levels and processes, case studies, research project on Great Innovation Product “Xbox 360 Kinect”, the workshop of “Six Thinking Hats” and today’s […]

LMBA Retreat

On September 16th, 29 of us arrived Semiahmoo Resort for a two-day retreat to focus on leadership development. We are the 2nd year Leadership MBA students from UW Bothell. The retreat went well since we were open to share and eager to learn. The fact that we trusted each other made the learning process enjoyable […]

Cloud Computing

I attended the 8th international Cloud Computing Expo in NYC (June 6th – June 9th 2011). There were over 7000 attendees with curiosity and enthusiasm about the technology.  See my article for more details. Many informative workshops were being offered and many small businesses had exhibits that displayed show their services and products. Cloud Computing is in at […]