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Lisa Plendl

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Taking a path of “ownership” to success

19/05/2016 10:54am | 5266 views

Hispanics and Latinos who mindfully tap one or more of the six elements of an “immigrant mindset” can attract greater opportunities for success. By nature, immigrants see opportunity everywhere; more easily adapt to changing conditions; pursue their passions to uncover endless possibilities; do their jobs as if they owned the business; form strong bonds to treat colleagues and friends as family; and willingly share that success with others to keep the prosperity cycle going. Born Leaders tells their stories.

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Born Leaders - Following a Serendipitous Path to a Successful Healthcare Career

31/03/2016 11:38am | 4800 views

Hispanics and Latinos who mindfully tap one or more of the six elements of an “immigrant mindset” can attract greater opportunities for success. By nature, immigrants see opportunity everywhere; more easily adapt to changing conditions; pursue their passions to uncover endless possibilities; do their jobs as if they owned the business; form strong bonds to treat colleagues and friends as family; and willingly share that success with others to keep the prosperity cycle going. Born Leaders tells their stories.

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Born Leaders: By Tapping Six Qualities of an “Immigrant Mindset” Hispanics can Better Succeed – and Lead

10/03/2015 10:23pm | 9703 views

Cuban native Raul Suarez-Rodriguez came to Miami at 19 to live the American dream, after a childhood rife with hardship and scarcity. As a newcomer in an unfamiliar country, he soon landed restaurant work, but eventually decided it just wasn’t his “forever” job.

With success on his mind, the pursuit of more ambitious opportunities could have intimidated an outsider such as Suarez-Rodriguez, who spoke little English, and had few advanced skills.

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Born Leaders: Dr. Andres Alonso Gomez Leading by Example to Help Fellow Hispanics

08/06/2015 03:39pm | 8617 views

Born Leaders:

Hispanics and Latinos who mindfully tap one or more of the six elements of an “immigrant mindset” can attract greater opportunities for success. By nature, immigrants see opportunity everywhere; more easily adapt to changing conditions; pursue their passions to uncover endless possibilities; do their jobs as if they owned the business; form strong bonds to treat colleagues and friends as family; and willingly share that success with others to keep the prosperity cycle going. Born Leaders tells their stories

Click on the following link to know more about the "immigrant mindset".


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Born Leaders: Carmen Rojas Paying it Forward to Help Low-Wage Earners Gain Better Conditions – and Respect

21/04/2015 10:29am | 8058 views

Like most immigrant parents, Alex and Maria Rojas wanted better opportunities for their children than they received. Their daughter Carmen Rojas is a shining example of that ethic. From her humble beginnings, Rojas earned her PhD from UC Berkeley, and has reaped great success in the world of social justice, city planning, funding and grant making. Now, she’s paying it forward, in a big way.

 

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Lisa Plendl

Senior Editor

Lisa Plendl is a senior writer specializing in healthcare, business, technology – and related trends.

She started her career as a staff writer for Los Angeles-area newspapers, after studying art history and philosophy at UCLA, and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach. In the years since, she has written about topics ranging from technology breakthroughs in medicine, to reduction of fraud in public healthcare.

Plendl’s work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Copley Los Angeles Newspapers, and The California Journal. She has written for organizations including PacifiCare Health Systems, IBM, Ingram Micro, Georgia Tech, Dell, Symantec, and many others.