Leadership Toolkit for Asians

Breakthrough strategies from the author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling to help Asian Americans build their leadership and influence skills by embracing their cultural strengths and mapping an achievable career path.

Your roadmap for skillfully navigating the workplace and leading a thriving professional life!

Lisa Ling
Journalist, Producer, and Author

How can Asian leaders influence in a way that feels culturally authentic?

19 years after her groundbreaking book Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, global leadership strategist Jane Hyun unveils Leadership Toolkit for Asians—a guide for Asians to build their capacity to lead and influence with a blueprint that is achievable and culturally relevant.

Asian Americans are the least likely demographic to be promoted or to have a mentor or sponsor—they make up 13% of the professional workforce, but less than 3% of executive positions. This dynamic hurts everyone, and the solution calls us to embrace our unique perspectives while organizations create a more fertile environment for growing Asian talent.

This toolkit—based on Hyun’s work with thousands of leaders—is filled with self-assessments, checklists, quizzes, and stories of Asian American leaders to help you put ideas into action. It will show you how to leverage your life experiences to craft a bespoke leadership journey.

Assess: Clarify your goals, identify cultural values and assets

Equip: Navigate effectively across differences, strengthen your networks and apply a developmental model

Transform: Create your own model and engage advocates as you implement

Jane’s deep cultural insights and practical strategies provide a clear path to success in the workplace. As someone deeply committed to leadership development, I wholeheartedly endorse this book as a valuable tool for personal and professional growth.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach, New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There