Maya Hu-Chan

February 21, 2018

5 Easy Motivational Strategies You Can Start Using Right Now

Creativity and genuine appreciation go a long way when it comes to motivating workers whose main capital is knowledge. Executive coaches have a unique vantage point on what goes on inside companies – and the brains of the people leading them. Working with clients one-on-one as they navigate major conflicts […]
February 21, 2018

5 Ways to Avoid Awkward Mistakes When Doing Business Across Cultures

In an increasingly global business environment, the words you use are more important than ever. A client called me recently, very upset. “My boss just told me I was stupid,” he said, a tremor in his voice. “I feel so humiliated. I don’t know what to do.” As an executive […]
February 21, 2018

4 Small Steps to Break Your Workaholic Addiction

We all know constant work is bad for us, and yet it can be hard to break the habit. Reclaiming your time and your life is simpler than you might think. We now live in a world where it is possible to work every waking minute. Technology has blurred the […]
February 21, 2018

Tired of Doing Everyone Else’s Work? 5 Strategies to Reclaim Your Day

Smart, capable leaders love to solve problems – but beware taking on other peoples’ work at the expense of your own. If you lead people, this scenario is probably familiar: you head into work with a to-do list firmly in hand. But people come to you with problems, and you […]
February 21, 2018

5 Ways My Autistic Kids Have Made Me Better at Business – and Life

When Ethan and Savannah were 2, we got the dreaded diagnosis: autism. Sixteen years later, I’ve learned some surprising lessons about business and life. When my triplets were born, I quickly learned that preparation is the key to success. Set up an assembly line of food to feed three ravenous […]
February 21, 2018

How to Own the Room: 6 Steps for Boosting Your Executive Presence

You’re ready to move up, but people keep telling you that you don’t look the part of a leader. You need executive presence – and here’s how to get it. You’re smart. You’re educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you’re not getting ahead. My coaching clients and […]
February 21, 2018

Want to Fly Better? Follow These 11 Steps

Smart preparation can take the pain and frustration out of business travel – whether you’re flying one hour or 20. To say that I travel for work is a bit of an understatement. As an executive coach and speaker who specializes in cross-cultural management, I usually make an average of […]
February 21, 2018

Doing International Business? These 4 Tips May Save Your Next Deal

These techniques will help you build trust with your international colleagues. We all have a mental picture of the so-called “ugly American” – brash and arrogant, with an ethnocentric belief in America’s singular greatness. When ugly Americans travel, they tout Big Macs over local cuisine and offer firm handshakes no […]