Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) August 16, 2010
Glenn Llopis (yō-pēs), Founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership and the Center for Innovation and Humanity, has launched his blog, http://www.glennllopis.com, to provide new perspectives for both individuals and corporations that seek to successfully navigate today's uncertain economy, job market challenges and the future of American enterprise.
Mr. Llopis is also the author of Earning Serendipity: Four Skills for Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work. His mission is to create a global workplace that will give Hispanic professionals new purpose, put a premium on innovation, and maintain ethical leadership on driving performance development.
The son of Cuban immigrants who were victims of Castro's revolution, Mr. Llopis' immigrant perspective on business leadership is a fresh message for the new economy that requires us all to renew the ways we must think, act and innovate. "For most organizations to create new sustainable opportunities in today's brave new workplace, requires a big cultural and mindset shift,” says Mr. Llopis. "I am passionate about working with individuals and organizations who feel trapped and stuck, to help people to work together, from all levels of the organization, because the fundamental problems are the same regardless of hierarchy or rank." Today, most people are in search of renewal and reinvention and the immigrant perspective helps define the roadmap to successfully discover new types of opportunities previously unseen. Mr. Llopis' blog focuses on his Cuban roots, the role of immigrant values in making the workplace more humane, and the innovation that integrates them together.
"People seek an identity and relevancy more than ever before in the workplace,” says Mr. Llopis. “Crisis management, ethics, trust, doing more with less, transparency, work/life balance, hope and happiness are obstacles that employees are facing without preparation. Causing disruption about the future.” According to a recent survey, 45% of the workforce dislikes their jobs. “This impacts growth, sustainability and profitability at a time when our economy needs it most. People are losing their confidence and sense of purpose and thus workplace productivity is declining rapidly,” continues Mr. Llopis.
The competitive landscape is fierce and the increasingly new talent requirements are forcing job seekers to learn new skills, new languages and demand they embrace an entrepreneurial mindset to survive and thrive. People are also finding it more difficult to find jobs as corporations continue to reduce their labor pool - and the availability of quality talent continues to rise. "We must accept that the old ways of doing things are gone forever. Accountability, responsibility, acculturation and assimilation to multicultural leadership represents the new normal in the workplace,” Mr. Llopis concludes.
About The Center for Hispanic Leadership
The Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) is a Southern California-based organization that provides talent development programs to corporations for the advancement of their Hispanic professionals. The Center was founded by Mr. Glenn Llopis, a former corporate executive and author of Earning Serendipity: 4 Skills for Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work. Earning Serendipity addresses how to best see and seize opportunities and organic talent growth in today's brave new workplace. For information on the Center for Hispanic Leadership, please visit centerforhispanicleadership.com.
About the Center for Innovation and Humanity
The Center for Innovation and Humanity (CIH) is a think-tank designed to partner with Corporations and Universities throughout the world; to influence the development of a new enlightened form of ethical leadership based on the principals of Innovation Humanity. CIH seeks to critically address the multiple paradigm shifts that are challenging how we should approach innovation and its role in propelling positive social change the world over. Our goal is to provide our delegates, attendees, sponsors and partners with valuable insights; tangible strategies, researched solutions and tools to help their products, services and brands approach innovation and humanity in the new economy. For information on the Center for Innovation and Humanity, please visit innovationhumanity.org