Jane Hyun

Co-Author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences
Jane Hyun
  • Former executive at Fortune 500 companies JP Morgan and Deloitte
  • Bestselling author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, advocating for culturally diverse talent development
  • Former research director for The Conference Board’s Cultural Fluency study

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Jane Hyun is an internationally-renowned executive coach and global leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and non-profit organizations. The co-author of the book, Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences, she advises senior management teams and diversity councils on building effective multicultural teams and the critical role of the global talent pipeline. She looks at why leaders need to adjust their leadership style for inclusion purposes, how to best manage diverse groups of people, and the problems that arise if you don’t manage diversity.

She is also the author of the groundbreaking book named, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, which opened up a critical dialogue for the need for a culturally-grounded talent development approach for organizations. Prior to founding her consulting firm, Hyun & Associates, she was a vice president of HR at JP Morgan and a director of recruiting at Deloitte & Touche and Resources Global. Her leadership programs (“Bamboo Ceiling” and “The Art of Cultural Fluency”) have received international acclaim from Fortune 100 companies looking to leverage the cultural capital of their talent pool to win in today’s global marketplace. Hyun has a passion for helping individuals realize their fullest potential in the workplace, community, and marketplace.

Her work in global business and talent development has received international recognition, and she has appeared regularly on top-tier media outlets like CNN, CNBC, NPR, and Marketwatch and in publications like the Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Fortune, CEO, and Crains.

Hyun is continually sought after for her expertise in the area of talent management of women and multicultural professionals. Her clients range from small companies to large multinationals in financial services, consumer products, consulting/professional services, technology, retail, nonprofit, and schools who seek to adopt next generation leadership practices.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in economics and international studies, she is active with the Cornell Women’s Alumnae Council. She is also an advisor to the Toigo Foundation and the Center for Talent Innovation and a researcher for the Harvard Business Review studies “Leadership in Your Midst,” “The Sponsor Effect,” “The Athena Factor,” and “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps.” She has also led research with the Conference Board Research Working Groups.

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THE ART OF CULTURAL FLUENCY What if you could foster business growth and innovation by leveraging diversity? Today’s connected marketplace and evolving workplace demographic demand more agility in our ability to navigate differences in motivations, preferences, and communication patterns. Neglecting to consider these elements can be costly, leading to disengagement, attrition, or delayed innovation. Culture profoundly impacts interpersonal dynamics in your teams, as well as high-stakes relationships you need to build with external stakeholders and clients. To succeed, you need to crack the unwritten “code” for understanding differences. Bestselling author & executive coach Jane Hyun unpacks the skill of “cultural fluency” and teaches you principles for achieving high performance by bridging differences…one relationship at a time.

FLEX: STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNICATING IN A GLOBAL WORKPLACE “Flexing”— is the art of using different cultural styles/communication approaches to more effectively engage people who are different from you. The global marketplace and our changing workplace demographic demand more agility in our ability to understand differences in workplace motivations and relationship dynamics. To perform at the highest levels, flexing is a critical skill that we must hone. Global leadership strategist and author, Jane Hyun brings practical approaches for navigating conflict approaches, and how we see (and interact with) power. You will hear practical advice for building trust with those who are different from you in order to create more effective workplaces and achieve greater outcomes in life.

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