Saving Face: How Diplomats and Global Leaders Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 5:00pm

“Saving face” is a universal concept that enables you to connect with people, break down barriers, and build trust and long-term relationships. When the phrase “it’s not about the money” is used, the real issue is often about face. Face is the new social currency of our time. Face represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity. The more face you have, the easier and faster you can get things done.

Join our E-Talk-About on Tuesday, August 11th at 5PM Pacific Time as Maya Hu-Chan, author of Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust, explains how we as diplomats and global leaders can honor face to build trust, avoid causing others to lose face, and most importantly, build authentic, lasting relationships inside and outside the workplace. She will also discuss “saving face” in the context of COVID-19 when these relationships are more complicated to navigate online.

Maya Hu-Chan is a globally recognized speaker, author, leadership consultant, and ICF Master Certified Coach. She is the founder of Global Leadership Associates, and has served as its president since 1992. Maya specializes in global leadership, cross-cultural management, and diversity and inclusion. Born and raised in Taiwan, Maya is fluent in Chinese and English. She earned her M.A. from University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

This event is hosted by SDDC in partnership with the Asian Business Association San Diego and NAAAP San Diego