Leadership Success Series Archive

  • The Lake that Changed America

    Forgotten Victory of AA Equal Rights Pioneers

    Leadership lessons for the long run In 1981, en route from Massachusetts to begin his Ph.D. at Stanford, Scott Lankford stopped at Lake Tahoe, and managed to stay there for much of the next ten years. Today Dr. Lankford is a professor of English at […]

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    Seven Financial Realities and Opportunities

    Excerpt from the reference guide “Wealth Building Values, Attitudes, and Habits” Middle class security is gone. For a generation, since the end of World War II, being middle class in the U.S. meant having access to affordable college education, which led to gainful employment, inexpensive […]

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  • Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and John Sculley

    Branding Your Career Like Apple

    Lessons from Steve Jobs’ Former Boss Recently Leander Kahney of Cultofmac.com interviewed former Apple CEO John Sculley on his ten years’ experience working with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Link to the article: www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_44/b4201096309840.htm. We can summarize this interview and distill seven learning points to help […]

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  • Asian Americans and Emotional Intelligence

    Asian Americans and Emotional Intelligence

    Five Keys to Enhancing Your EQ Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) can be defined as the ability to understand, manage, and effectively express one’s own feelings, as well as engage and navigate successfully with those of others. According to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers […]

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  • Wealth Building Attitudes, Values, and Habits

    Wealth Building Attitudes, Values, and Habits

    “To master the world, one must first master one’s self.” - Chinese Proverb Success can be defined many ways. We can be successful at work, in school or with our relationships. We can measure success by how happy we are with ourselves, and whether we […]

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  • New Leadership Success Series Blog

    New Leadership Success Series Blog

    ­­­­ View Extended Articles and Download Free Resources The new Leadership Success Series blog is now on-line. The blog includes extended versions of many of my articles published in Asian Week, as well as new writings. Categories include: · Communication success · Financial success · […]

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  • The Story of an Extraordinary Chinese Feminist

    The Story of an Extraordinary Chinese Feminist

    In 2008 I participated in the “Autumn Gem” project, a docudrama directed and produced by San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers Rae and Adam Tow. The following is an excerpt from autumn-gem.com: “This project explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights […]

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  • Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

    Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

    ­­­­ Helen Keller once said: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” As we navigate through challenging times toward a better future, it’s useful to […]

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  • Ron Takaki and Asian American Leadership

    Ron Takaki and Asian American Leadership

    Forging a More Successful Multicultural America By Preston Ni Former U.C. Berkeley professor Ron Takaki passed away last month. With his quietus, America lost one of its most important warriors in the endeavor to forge a stronger, more successful multi-cultural society. As I contemplate Takaki’s […]

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  • Leadership Success Series

    Leadership Success Series

    - Ten Characteristics of Millionaires - Is Your Voice Promotable? - Follow Your Bliss: Discover your true calling in Life - Overcome the Top Fear in America: Reduce Public Speaking Nervousness - How’s Your Money Doing? - Manage Your Time Successfully - Six Strategies to […]

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