The Innovation Mentality
Six Strategies to Disrupt the Status Quo and Reinvent the Way We Work
The Innovation Mentality by Glenn Llopis reveals the riveting truths behind the alarming leadership identity crisis at Fortune 500 companies that is enabling today’s dysfunctional, tension-fueled workplaces – where we are solving for the wrong opportunities, widening productivity gaps, weakening the potential of our increasingly diverse and multigenerational workforce, and dismantling the evolution of business growth as we simultaneously elevate the risk profile of the global economy. Simply put, leadership has failed us.
Since business today is quickly becoming less about the business defining the individual and more about the individual defining the business – a new leadership mindset must just as quickly emerge to renew and reinvent the ways we work. This will require leaders to be more vulnerable and intimate with employees who have lost trust in and respect for their leaders and have grown frustrated with how companies are mismanaging opportunities and failing to stay ahead of today’s fast-changing marketplace. By not embracing, valuing and leveraging the required intellectual capital and know-how that lies within the diversity of thought in their workforce, leaders are putting their business models and brand value propositions at great risk.
The Innovation Mentality is a transformational journey; an awakening and urgent call-to-action that will guide readers in how to immediately apply evolutionary thinking, strengthen their wisdom, achieve significance and embolden business models. Reinvention must become a constant in the workplace and marketplace to create and sustain real competitive advantage. The Innovation Mentality shows leaders how to reclaim their identity in order to most effectively influence the evolution of their companies – by finding strength in vulnerability; by seeing and seizing opportunities previously unseen; by breaking free from the one-size-fits-all templates of old that no longer carry the wisdom to help their business models, brands and employees evolve free from the fear of change.
4 Skills for Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work
Best-Selling Book by Glenn Llopis
For some people, success seems fated or shrouded in mystery. But in Earning Serendipity Glenn Llopis shows that most positive changes in fortune--in careers or in corporate ventures--are no mystery at all.
We all have control over the path to prosperity. Progression along that path is the result of a rare combination of skills that readers can develop and apply in their careers, businesses, and lives. These four skills are
Seeing with circular vision: Broaden your observation beyond what you seek and beyond the obvious details before you, and enlarge your field of opportunities; search within conversations and adverse circumstances for possibilities.
Sowing entrepreneurial seeds: When good vision is met with consistent, hand-dirtying execution every day the result is a stable, growing fortune; focus on proper timing and proper depth.
Growing seeds with the greatest potential: Learn how to recognize the most promising opportunities and give them the right amount of attention; don’t let the best opportunities wilt and don’t waste energy on opportunities with limited potential.
The Methodology: The Earning Serendipity Methodology ™ teaches a unique combination of entrepreneurial skills that yield a progressive workplace brimming with innovation and and initiative.
Learn more by measuring your opportunity mastery skills in the workplace: Take the Serendipity Quotient (SQ) quiz that will determine your ability to create and propel initiative and innovation in your team and sustain moment in your work.
Your results represent your propensity for creating and sustaining opportunities in your work.
Preparing U.S. Leadership for the Seismic Cultural Demographic Shift
Returning America's Corporations to New Growth and Innovation Greatness
by Glenn Llopis
Hispanics along with African Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders surpassed one third of the U.S. population in 2010. As their numbers continue to rise, they are on track to reach 54% of the population by 2050 - making them the minority-majority. Every day, Fortune 500 companies and leaders across all functional areas and departments are unknowingly creating tension points with their employees, clients and consumers. Why? Because they lack the cultural know-how to most authentically engage with them - and this is what's making it so difficult to capture favorable and sustainable ROI.
The days of simply implementing a traditional diversity strategy and calling it a day are over. So is the current employee resource group model with its business case that has historically been mismanaged, misunderstood and not properly defined. As a result, good intentions have only created more internal employee fragmentation (silos), rather than integration and a deep understanding of the benefits that diverse thought can bring to strengthen business intelligence and know-how. Efforts to date have proven to be inconsistent and insufficient to say the least. Leveraging the cultural demographic shift calls for a business model and full-scale strategy that fully prepares an organization to leverage today's reality of a rapidly growing diverse workforce and diverse consumer segments - and the previously unseen workplace and marketplace opportunities for innovation, economic growth, and global competitiveness associated with them. At its core, the cultural demographic shift is about change management and the influence it has on corporate growth and business models.
Women Leaders Must Dive In, Not Just Lean In
The Six Fundamental Truths of the Dive-In Principle
by Glenn Llopis
The dive-in principle is not about being overly aggressive or focused on self-promotion. It’s more the opposite. Diving in is when you know that each decision you make towards being your most authentic self can potentially be that deﬁning moment in your career that propels you forward as you reach for success and signiﬁcance. Diving in is about trusting yourself enough and making that conscious choice to enable your most natural skills and characteristics to build momentum for your personal brand.
Mastery of the dive-in principle helps you avoid the traps of workplace politics, complacency and fear – as you learn to channel your awareness, instincts and natural capabilities to most effectively see,sow, grow and share the opportunities before you. The best women leaders are opportunity experts who take action to seize the opportunities that are right in front of them. Unfortunately, opportunities seen are not always sown because we spend too much time doubting ourselves, searching for validation and/or lack the conﬁdence to be accountable – thus losing momentum and valuable time in the process.
Why a Personal Employee Brand Will Save Your Career – And Your Workplace
by Glenn Llopis
Because we live in today’s digitally connected age, we are constantly saturated with news and information across broadcast, print, and social media outlets. If you aren’t leading the conversation for your industry, then someone else is. More importantly, from a brand reputation perspective, if you do not proactively and consistently participate in key conversations and ultimately control your brand’s value proposition and influence in the media, then you run the risk of a competitor beating you to the punch, being viewed as the subject matter expert and capturing potential market share.
Learn how developing your organization’s story will help garner develop your organization as a thought leader, that identifies trends, common themes and patterns within a particular industry or functional area of expertise to help others identify new opportunities or solutions for growth. In today’s business world, the most relevant leaders are starting the conversations – and benefiting both individuals and corporations alike. Develop your company’s story so that it can be leveraged as a platform to establish itself and its executives as thought leaders in your industry.
Awakening the Latino Factor
Our Hidden Power to Earn Success and Transform America
by Glenn Llopis
Awakening the Latino Factor ebook is a call to action for Hispanics in the U.S. explains author Glenn Llopis, who also writes for Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and the Huffington Post. “It’s about how we can all succeed in the United States and what Hispanics are capable of accomplishing when motivated to take responsibility and join in the nation-building and restoration that the country so desperately needs. It’s time for U.S. Hispanics to fulfill its role as the nation’s most valuable untapped resource.”
Hispanics represent 16% of the United States population and that number is projected to reach 30% by 2050. That makes Hispanics the country’s largest economic development engine for reclaiming America’s global competitiveness. As the majority-minority in this country since 2008, the economic current of America runs directly through the Hispanic community. Adds Llopis, “Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group, the fastest growing economic and political bloc poised to revive and renew America out of its recent economic struggles.”
Awakening the Latino Factor ebook also features special bonus content including Hispanic strategy and marketing blogs, online training products and management tools & resources
Convert Hispanic Cultural Intelligence Into the Required Intellectual Capital to Grow Your Business and Build a Power Brand
How Top-Tier Industries Unknowingly Create Tension Points That Make It Difficult to Earn the Loyalty and Trust of Hispanic Consumers
It is estimated that by 2020, one in five Americans will be Hispanic. By 2050, that number is expected to grow to one in three. Based on the Nielsen report, “State of the Hispanic Consumer,” this is a young and vibrant community with an average age of 27 years old – a full 10 years younger than non-Hispanics. Household incomes are growing faster than the overall population, more Hispanics are attending college than ever before, and Hispanics account for approximately half of total job growth in the United States.
All of this adds up to one of the greatest untapped markets we have ever seen. Already the largest minority in the U.S., the Hispanic community is growing faster than any other group. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation’s 9.7 percent growth rate. In real numbers, this was an increase of 15.2 million people of Hispanic descent and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population increase of 27.3 million. The total number of Hispanics in the United States today is 55 million people strong – and climbing.
Hispanics are also one of the most optimistic groups: most believe the struggling economy has hit them the hardest, yet conversely, they have the highest hopes for the future. According to a Pew Research survey conducted in January 2012, two-thirds of Hispanics expected to improve their financial status that year, while just over half could say the same in the general population.
The Immigrant Perspective on Business Leadership
The workplace and business landscape has changed, becoming rapidly more diverse and global, and American business leadership is not moving fast enough to catch up. In fact, leadership in America’s corporations is losing its impact and influence to perform in this changing terrain. As a result, U.S. businesses risk falling further behind in marketplaces around the world. Many of the dimensions of the changing competitive landscape are well known – the varying cost of labor, the shift of manufacturing overseas, the exploding economies of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries – but what is less well understood is the role that diversity plays in both the marketplace and in the competitive advantages BRIC companies and others enjoy. It is not enough to meet the numbers in terms of workforce diversity and to pursue ethnic product differentiation, as many U. S. companies have done. Diversity – more broadly defined and better understood in the U. S. as the immigrant perspective – holds the keys to unlocking business growth and innovation in the next decade and beyond. Companies that develop an immigrant perspective will dominate their marketplaces in the years to come.