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Use technology to maximize your time

Use technology to maximize your time

Tips and tricks for busy professionals You likely know that books, podcasts, and more can be downloaded and enjoyed on your time – but are you doing it? As a busy professional with a young family, I fully understand the time constraints that many of my clients and colleagues are facing. I make the most […]

The power of silence

The power of silence

Recognized as the father of Chinese philosophy and culture, Confucius belief in virtues in relation to ethical and moral codes permeated China as the fiber of her becoming.  The central doctrines include five virtues: benevolence (Rén), righteousness (Yì), etiquette (Lǐ), knowledge (Zhì), and integrity (Xìn).  They are the pillars of interpersonal relationships, in ancient terms […]

Does your value system stem from your culture?

Does your value system stem from your culture?

High-Context Culture In brief, culture, as supported by a set of values, is characterized by elements of beliefs, symbols, and behaviors.  In a high-context culture such as Chinese, culture is relational, collectivist, intuitive, and contemplative. Chinese highly value interpersonal relationships.  There is a general assumption of commonality of knowledge and views.  Communication is implicit and […]

Journey to understanding

Journey to understanding

Imagine the following… How would you like to be told that your silence is valued more than your voice?  Can you imagine spending your formative years being surrounded by the idea of ‘silence is respect’?  How about learning meant memorization instead of questioning and having an opinion?  What if you grew up in a culture […]

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