Maya Hu-Chan

November 19, 2018

The Hidden Workplace Dynamic That Is Killing Your Company’s Inclusion

If your team has insiders and outsiders, you aren’t cultivating a truly inclusive environment. Diversity and inclusion aren’t just trendy business buzzwords. Research suggests that companies that embrace diversity perform better than companies that don’t make it a priority. But hiring a diverse workforce is only half the equation. In […]
October 15, 2018

What’s the Secret of Google’s Best Teams?

When Google studied its most successful teams, they discovered the secret isn’t in the ‘who’–it’s in the ‘how.’ When Google’s People Operations department (their version of human resources) set out to study what made their most high-performing teams tick, they were surprised by the results. It turns out it isn’t […]
September 17, 2018

The One Voice Holding You Back Could Be Your Own

We act on the things we tell ourselves. Here’s how to make that internal dialogue work for you. As I work with clients to help them become the leaders they want to be, I often find that the singular thing holding them back — or pushing them forward — is […]
August 15, 2018

Do You Experience Micro-Inequities at Work? Here’s How to Combat Them

There are things you can do to make your voice heard when it isn’t One of my clients is experiencing a professional obstacle that is, unfortunately, all too common. My client, Susan, is a passionate, driven, high-performing leader in a tech company. She often has a seat at the table […]
July 16, 2018

Five Ways to Empower Yourself as a Woman in Business

In a world of gender imbalance in the boardroom, women can still show up with confidence, control and authority I was recently invited to deliver a keynote speech for the annual conference of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), an organization for women presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held, […]
June 15, 2018

Why Your Mentoring Could Be Hurting — Not Helping — Your Team

Coaching and mentoring are not the same thing, and not knowing the difference could be hurting your business Good leaders like to think of themselves as mentors and coaches for the people on their teams. But, they may not realize one very important point: Mentoring and coaching are entirely different […]
May 20, 2018

Don’t Send Another Email Before Reading This

The seven things you can do right now to improve the way your team communicates. In today’s business world, we often have no choice but to communicate through email — especially if you are working in a virtual team. But, while we may think we’re being more efficient, relying on […]
April 15, 2018

You Could Be Killing Your Company’s Innovation With This One Word

Entrepreneurial leaders do four things to encourage innovation … and there’s one thing they never do If you ask any leader what quality they’d like their company to embody above all else, most of them would say one word: innovation. The ability to innovate sounds simple. Be creative! Think outside […]