What is the Immigrant Mentality Advantage?
Do you have it? Can you get it?
In the struggling economy, it is immigrants who are creating new opportunities for organizations, giving them greater competitive advantages, and contributing most substantially to the economic recovery. Yet there exists a tremendous gap between businesses and immigrant populations, who despite their growing numbers are not being leveraged to their fullest and greatest potential. This applies not only to those immigrants who come to the United States and other countries seeking a better life - but to the immigrant that exists in all of us.
Glenn Llopis Group is the only organization that helps individuals and businesses become authentic leaders who can dominate their industries by thinking like immigrants - that is, by developing the immigrant mentality. We are unique because we help corporate leaders in the workplace embrace their inherent cultural values and apply them to how they think, act and innovate. And we show organizations how and why they must establish new ways to earn trust with the increasingly diverse employees they lead and consumers they serve - essential for new business growth and innovation.
As organizations rebound economically, business leaders are learning how to reinvent themselves by watching developing countries. Like these emerging economies, they must be more entrepreneurial in their mindset. They must learn to unlock new opportunities for their businesses by engaging authentically with the changing face of consumers, building relationships where cultural differences are embraced, and giving voice to consumer groups who can influence brands and drive business growth.
It's time for leaders in the workplace to enable their immigrant mentality and recognize that their cultural roots provide unique and sustainable sources of strength that can empower their leadership and business development. We must unlearn our linear way of thinking, and rewire ourselves to see with circular vision and live all of our authentic values in the workplace. To compete and succeed in the global marketplace, we must embrace the immigrant mentality of survival, renewal and reinvention.