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Glenn Llopis

CEO and Founder, Center for Hispanic Leadership

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

29/08/2013 07:52am | 8988 views

Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure. The process of making these decisions comes from an accumulation of experiences and encounters with a multitude of difference circumstances, personality types and unforeseen failures. More so, the decision making process is an acute understanding of being familiar with the cause and effect of behavioral and circumstantial patterns; knowing the intelligence and interconnection points of the variables involved in these patterns allows a leader to confidently make decisions and project the probability of their desired outcomes. The most successful leaders are instinctual decision makers. Having done it so many times throughout their careers, they become immune to the pressure associated with decision making and extremely intuitive about the process of making the most strategic and best decisions. This is why most senior executives will tell you they depend strongly upon their “gut-feel” when making difficult decisions at a moment’s notice.

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The Ultimate 5-Step Playbook to Managing Your Personal Brand

29/08/2013 08:30am | 7772 views

There are many facets in the developmental process of your personal brand. How you choose to manage your personal brand will influence your daily leadership decisions and career management plans. Most leaders are not mindful of how to manage their personal brands – thus they lose career momentum, focus and impact along the way. Managing your personal brand means knowing how to make the right decisions that strengthen your leadership skills, capabilities and influence. Ultimately, it allows you to more effectively lead others, build your career path and shape the legacy you will be leaving behind. 

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5 Common Career Regrets To Avoid

04/03/2015 03:14am | 7754 views

People too often say “what if” throughout their careers. They think about what could have been if they had just associated themselves with the right people, made better choices, or taken more calculated risks. Career management is a full time responsibility and if not done rightly, it will lead toward regrets that could have been avoided.

Early in my career, one of my mentors told me, “As long as you are always exploring and progressing forward you will eventually discover your passionate pursuits and the career path you are looking for and will eventually thrive in.”

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Leadership is About Enabling the Full Potential in Others

04/03/2015 03:21am | 7713 views

The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better.

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Five Ways Leaders Keep Hope Alive in Difficult Times

21/08/2015 12:59pm | 10529 views

As the workplace changes, the economy continues to struggle and employees remain paralyzed by the fear of uncertainty, leaders are trying hard to make a positive impact in people’s lives. People are challenged to remain motivated. They are looking for inspiration that speaks to their needs. Employees want to believe again in their leaders but are continually faced with the greed and distrust that surrounds them. The need for real solutions and strong leadership is at an all-time high. People are tired of false promises and unprepared for unexpected outcomes. They want certainty during a time in history when the world is angry, bitter and disillusioned by artificial relationships, the sensationalism of society and the constant reminders that things aren’t getting much better. In a word, they want hope.


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Glenn Llopis

CEO and Founder, Center for Hispanic Leadership

Glenn Llopis (pronounced ‘yō-pēs) is the Founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership – a nationally recognized human capital and business development consultancy focused on issues regarding Hispanic talent and business growth strategies. He is the best-selling author of the book, Earning Serendipity and contributing writer to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Huffington Post.

The son of Cuban immigrants, Glenn is best known for promoting what he calls "the immigrant perspective” and is a popular voice on issues regarding the advancement of Hispanics in the United States. His writings, speaking engagements, and consulting assignments focus on leadership, career advancement, marketing, diversity management, entrepreneurship, and turn around operations.

Glenn’s thought leadership focuses on the idea that if people embrace the immigrant mentality, they will have a distinct advantage in business and in life by being able to see and seize previously unseen opportunities, and opportunities others don’t see at all. Llopis’ research has identified 6 natural characteristics that define this immigrant mentality.

Glenn is a UCLA graduate with fast-tracked years at the Gallo Wine Company and with Sunkist Juice Beverages and where he became the youngest senior executive in the company's 100-year history. Glenn and his organization are frequently featured on CNN, Fox News, Univision, ABC, NBC and CBS.