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Five research-backed ways and best practice to read the virtual room, interact with co-workers in a more meaningful way, and create a more productive working environment. ways to get attention and network with powerful people.
Proud to have started and continue to support the Chang-Lan Fellowships at Carleton College, set up in the memory of my Chinese grandparents.
“Amid the pandemic, polarization, people living in their own social media echo chambers, and the deteriorating US-China relationship, we need fellowships and initiatives that create dialog and understanding, now more than ever.”
“As a matter of simple strategy, apologies may not be a great idea.”
Yes, apologizing may be the morally right thing to do, and is what (most of us) have been raised and instructed to do.
But apologies are complicated: Plenty of research shows that apologizing makes you look weak, that we overestimate the benefits an apology brings, and – in a recent NYTimes piece by Prof Cass Sunstein – that apologies can decrease your support.
Scan the corporate and political world and it’s clear that those who don’t apologise tend to go unpunished. In fact, they seem to keep their jobs and fair better: Franken vs Trump in politics; or Tony Hayward (BP, Deepwater Horizon crisis) vs Lloyd Blankfein (Goldman Sachs, Financial crisis) in corporate – an example used in Prof Jeffrey Pfeffer’s course on Power.
So think twice, just as I challenge leaders in my Exec Coaching practice: Apologies are overused and the advantages of *not* apologizing are insufficiently recognized.
As the U.S. heads to the polls for midterm elections and China wraps up the second day of its highly touted China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, both country’s leaders have sought to control the narrative in the escalating trade war.
Don’t believe the hype of either leader.
Read about three realities on the ground in China, and what that means for the U.S.-China relationship, in my recent article, published in Forbes, HERE.
China now has the money, an educated and ambitious workforce, a can-do spirit, impressive companies, and a dogged spirit to achieve that will carry it far. Next time someone tells you China doesn’t innovate, suggest that they to take a closer look.
Read my full article, published today in Forbes: HERE.
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