What Is The Immigrant Perspective?
While immigrants have created new opportunities for America's corporations that have contributed greatly to the economy, there exists a tremendous gap in how to utilize the immigrant population in the US. Not just those immigrants that come to the US to find a better life, but the immigrant that exists in all of us.
Glenn Llopis Group is the only organization that helps corporations and individuals become authentic leaders by understanding the competitive advantages of thinking like immigrants. This makes us unique in that we not only help Hispanics (Center For Hispanic Leadership), but also mainstream professionals in the workplace to embrace their inherent cultural roots and apply them in how they think, act and innovate.
America is struggling economically and learning how to reinvent itself from developing countries throughout the world. America's corporations and their employees must not only be more entrepreneurial in their mindset, but also more culturally intelligent about themselves and the demographic shift in the US.
Employees in the workplace must reconnect with their immigrant values and recognize that their cultural roots provide unique and sustainable sources of leadership and entrepreneurial strength. America's corporations have historically taught their employees to think linearly. Employees must now be taught how to rewire themselves to think with circular vision in a manner that allows them to live their authentic immigrant values in the workplace. We must all embrace the survival mentality of the immigrant in order to continually innovate and thrive in America.
The Immigrant Perspective on Business Leadership
By Glenn Llopis, October 2011
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.
“The recognized man appeals to the head where things are easily forgotten. The respected man captivates the heart – and the heart doesn’t forget.”
-– Glenn Llopis
The Landscape for Opportunity
"When you earn serendipity, you see what others don't, do what others won't, and keep pushing when prudence says quit." Glenn Llopis, Author — Earning Serendipity
"You have to shift your thinking from the organization as provider to the organization as enabler." Glenn Llopis, Author – Why a Personal Employee Brand Will Save Your Career an Your Workplace
"Hispanic leadership is both a business and societal imperative for America to grow and prosper." Glenn Llopis, Author – The Six Reasons Why Hispanic Leadership Will Save America's Corporations
Clients Have Included:
- American Express
- Banco Santander
- Union Bank
- Bright Horizons
- UST Global
- Morgan Stanley
- Toyota Motor Sales