Risk taking is imperative for success in the high tech workplace.
Risk taking involves making decisions and acting without adequate information required to fully assess the outcomes.
Unfortunately, you as a foreign born professional, may not be comfortable with taking a...
What do khaki slacks and a red sweater have to do with looking like a leader?
This outfit was what the vice president we were coaching decided to wear to a major presentation at an all hands company meeting.
The meeting was casual. So the vice...
As you know too well, meetings are a fact of life in the high tech workplace.
But you, as a foreign-born professional, may find these team, task force, and numerous other meetings stressful.
However, says Jennifer Kahnweiler, "Meetings are places where people make ju...
A Taiwan-born engineer working in Silicon Valley was asked by her manager, “Do you know why I hired you?”
The engineer replied that it was because of her knowledge and skills. "
“Yes,” the manager agreed that these were important factors. But, he added, “I also expec...
Receiving feedback is an excellent vehicle for improving your job performance and accelerating your career.
Many people can give you useful feedback. But you need to choose your sources carefully.
Decide the kind of feedback you need to improve your performance or presen...
The ability to give and receive feedback is a key soft skill that is essential for advancing your career.
In the American workplace, providing informal feedback, or practicing self-disclosure, is interpreted positively by your co-workers. This important soft skill is...
As a foreign-born professional in high tech, you increasingly report to more than one manager. You often work in different micro-cultures within the same company.
Even with superb technical and soft skills, you experience hurdles in getting your next promotion. What i...
Self-promotion involves openly and confidently telling others about your strengths and accomplishments.
In the highly individualistic American workplace, self-promotion is not only expected behavior but also required action for career advancement.
Calling attention to...
Clear writing is a key skill for anyone aiming to accelerate their career.
However, many foreign-born technical professionals do not write English clearly.
Improve your writing now with the five practical tips provided here.
Clear Writing by the Numbers is based on...
An engineer noticed his boss become restless and impatient during meetings.
He realized this behavior usually came whenever he digressed from his report to provide background details.
Recognizing that his habit of providing extra data didn’t match his boss’s short-an...
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