Strategic and Adaptive Thinking: Increase the chances of positive outcomes

Innovation and disruption are happening on both a global scale and a personal level. How do we think and stay ahead? I will discuss how we can apply strategic and adaptive thinking to increase the chances of positively altering our future. In this talk, I covered: What is strategic thinking? What is adaptive thinking? HowContinue reading “Strategic and Adaptive Thinking: Increase the chances of positive outcomes”

Being Device Free for Two Weeks Changed the Way I Manage Time

If someone asked me a year ago, “Could you go device free for a couple of days?” I would have said, “No way.” But that is exactly what I did last year for two weeks during the winter holidays. My husband’s family lives abroad, and we decided it would be great to have a family reunion soContinue reading “Being Device Free for Two Weeks Changed the Way I Manage Time”

Want to Build a Highly Collaborative Team?

There is a saying in Agile: if you do one thing, do retrospectives. I believe that not only do you have to run successful retrospectives, you must also follow through on actions. Otherwise, retrospectives just become another meeting, and they stop providing value. Some actions are straightforward and can be easily taken care of byContinue reading “Want to Build a Highly Collaborative Team?”

Building Credibility & Launching Initiatives: What I Learned Starting from the Ground Up

As an Asian American woman in Research and Engineering, I know it can be both exciting and challenging to navigate the corporate workplace. I have had the pleasure of working with many amazing leaders and I have learned a lot from them. I experimented with a lot of different techniques and regularly reflected on myself.Continue reading “Building Credibility & Launching Initiatives: What I Learned Starting from the Ground Up”

Are we on target to achieve our strategic initiatives?

What do you do when you’re in a meeting and the Chief Product Officer asks, “Are we on target to achieve our strategic initiatives?” Do you flip through your mental notes? Do you quickly message your team over Slack or email? Do you request some time to get back with an update? Wouldn’t it beContinue reading “Are we on target to achieve our strategic initiatives?”