Author: Maya Hu-Chan
Maya Hu-Chan was rated one of the World’s Top 8 Global Solutions Thinkers by Thinkers50, and one of the World’s Top 30 Leadership Gurus in 2013.

Is the glass ceiling a mind-set issue?

Contrary to what you may have heard, the fabled glass ceiling that holds women back from top jobs – is still alive and well. A 2013 Harvard Law Review report noted that, although there has been progress in both the

Posted in Leadership, Women in Leadership

You may be heard, but are you being understood?

How often do you find yourself feeling surprised when a global team member or colleague reacts in an unexpected way to something you say or have asked them to do? Do you find yourself thinking: “They just didn’t get it!”

Posted in Communication

Leadership is knowing how to ask…

If there is ever an opportunity to add in an eighth deadly sin, then I am putting my hand up to nominate “assumption”. In my experience, assumption is already the #1 business sin; the destroyer of deals, the terroriser of

Posted in Communication, Global Leadership

When does yes mean no?

A trick question, right? I am afraid not. This is a real issue for global business leaders and, every day, there are communication breakdowns occurring across the world as different cultural norms conspire to confuse and confound even the most sensible

Posted in Communication

Are You a Global Thinker?

Creating the mindset for outstanding global leadership You would think that with the financial havoc caused by the 2008 economic meltdown, most companies would think twice about expanding into new markets. Ironically, just the opposite was true. Many companies looked at emerging

Posted in Global Leadership, Leadership