Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Lessons in Cultural Fluency
Jane Hyun, Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, President, Hyun & Associates, Executive Coaching /Multicultural Leadership Strategy
How are Asian professionals perceived in boardrooms and corporate halls? And how does being Asian affect your workplace persona? What are Asian and mainstream Western views of position, authority, and conflict? Can you identify ways to operate in your corporate culture without compromising your personal and cultural heritage? These critical questions need to be addressed as you navigate your career in today’s multicultural workplace.
Throughout this workshop, Hyun will explore the cultural framework that drives workplace interactions, using specific examples from her book on how Asian cultural preferences can be perceived in a Western-dominated corporate culture. You will also gain insights into potential cultural conflict-ridden scenarios that could be undermining your effectiveness as a leader. You will hear proven strategies for optimal workplace interactions and gain tools for tapping the strengths of everyone on your team.
Join us as Jane Hyun, multicultural leadership strategist, former HR executive at JPMorgan and Deloitte & Touche /Resources Connection, and author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling (HarperCollins Publishers, 2005), leads us in a thought provoking discussion about practicing culturally fluent leadership.
Key themes include:
1. Understanding Your Cultural Framework
- Views of power, communication and conflict using Asian vs. Western American examples
- “I Didn’t Mean it That Way!” - Managing common misunderstandings in workplace interactions
- Taking a cultural gauge of your team, your business unit, your organization
- How media presence, image and pop culture contribute to perceptions of Asians in corporate settings
2. The Art of Cultural Fluency: Practicing Inclusive Leadership
- The Unwritten Rules of the Game At Your Employer: Understanding the 3 “roles” in a career lifespan;
- Empowering Risk-taking
3. Mentoring Across Cultures
- Implications for leading dispersed, multicultural teams
- Engaging globally to build your business/impact P&L
Other highlights of the session include:
- The Real Deal About Asians in Corporate America
- What the Best Practice Companies are Doing to Advance Asians: Strategies for assessing an organization’s cultural fit
- Useful Coaching Tips and quick hits for building and leveraging networks required for career development, marketing your ideas and winning clients
We hope that you will join us at this informative workshop! After the learning session, Jane will be available to answer your questions.
About the Workshop facilitator:
Jane Hyun, Author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, and President/Founder of Hyun & Associates, (www.janehyun.com) and is an internationally acclaimed executive coach and global leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Her coaching programs has garnered praise from global Fortune 100 companies in a variety of industries.
Jane advises diversity councils and senior management teams to raise awareness about the critical role that the global talent pipeline plays in today’s evolving workplace. Previously, she was a Vice President of Human Resources at JP Morgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche and Resources Connection.
A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics and International Studies, she is active with the Cornell Women’s Alumnae Council. She serves on the Board of the Johnnetta B. Cole Diversity and Inclusion Institute at Bennett College and as an Advisory Board member of Ascend, The National Pan Asian Society of Finance and Accounting Professionals. She is an advisor to the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force which developed Harvard Business Review studies Off Ramps/On Ramps and Leadership in Your Midst: Hidden Strengths of Minority Executives.
Her work has received international recognition, and she has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio, Time, Fortune, CEO, and Crains. In 2005, HarperCollins released her groundbreaking book, "Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: The Essential Guide to Getting In, Moving Up, and Reaching the Top.” Jane lives in New York City with her family.
Praise for Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling:
"In Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, Jane Hyun meaningfully advances the dialogue around diversity as it relates to Asians. It is a MUST READ for any CEO or aspiring CEO who believes in building a culture of inclusion." Douglas A. Conant, President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company
"This important work should be read by all who are committed to creating inclusive and high-performing organizations." Professor David A. Thomas, Harvard Business School
"Practical, personable, and strategic, Jane Hyun is the workplace mentor every Asian American would like to have." Eric Liu, Author, Accidental Asian and Guiding Lights