The Innovation Mentality
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The Innovation Mentality is a transformational journey—an urgent call-to-action for leaders like you to immediately apply evolutionary thinking, strengthen your wisdom, achieve significance, embolden business models, and reinvent the workplace to create and sustain real competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Today’s marketplace growth and business evolution requires leaders to immediately identify and close opportunity gaps by leveraging the full potential of their workplace culture, employees, teams, partnerships, and client and consumer relationships. This requires leaders to take ownership of a new mindset, an innovative mindset.
In this insightful yet practical book, business strategist and executive coach Glenn Llopis brings attention to the alarming leadership identity crisis plaguing today’s businesses and articulates the mindset behind The Innovation Mentality to help leaders like you recognize and capitalize on growth opportunities. Llopis delivers an in-depth look at what it really means to be a leader and invites you to discover and implement six essential strategies designed to disrupt the status quo and reinvent the way you work. These six strategies will help you:
• Use the power of diversity to create business growth rather than dismissing it as compliance
• Develop a path to self-awareness and understanding of the power of authentic leadership identity
• Define your workplace culture and attract and develop new talent
• Create value and connect with employees, customers, and clients
Break free from the one-size-fits-all templates and have the wisdom and courage to help your business, brand, and employees evolve. It’s time to embrace The Innovation Mentality.
GLENN LLOPIS (pronounced ‘yo-pes) is the Chairman of the Glenn Llopis Group— a nationally recognized thought-leadership, human capital, and business strategy consulting firm. As a speaker, consultant, and executive coach to Fortune 500 companies and beyond, Glenn guides leaders and organizations to embrace a new type of thinking that helps them evolve and stay ahead of the rapid changes in the workplace and marketplace to drive growth. He is the best-selling author of the book Earning Serendipity and contributing writer to Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review. He has been recognized as a top 20 influential writer at Forbes and a top 100 leadership speaker and business thinker by Inc. Magazine.
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★★★★★By Prasanna S on 07 Aug 2017
"In The Innovation Mentality, Glenn Llopis provides strategies of the immigrant perspective - See, Sow, Grow and Share. Each chapter has: (1) Associated Behaviors and Workplace Characteristics for each strategy (2) What Opportunity Gaps does each strategy solve for? (3) Ask Yourself (4) Ask your company
There are examples of diversity at CVS, CEO of Chobani, defining personal brand value proposition, Integrated and Employee- branded communities, cross-pollination of leadership identity. Later part of the book is devoted to 'Cultural Demographic Shift' and the problems it can solve. "Without Strategy, Change Is Merely Substitution, Not Evolution". Tables show how these approaches are different. Overall, you see the synergy required between individuals and the whole corporation for evolution."
★★★★☆By Darren I on 06 Jul 2017
"Six strategies to help disrupt the status quo and reinvent the way we work, since companies need change, is the central argument behind this book. The author claims that businesses are changing, morphing to represent the sum of their individual employees that define the business, instead of the business shaping how the employees feature.
To harness this change it can require skills that many leaders do not possess or they do not know how to use, it is said, and fortunately this book believes it can step up to the mark and be the catalyst required. Relying on past strategies, experiences and teaching is insufficient for this brave new world, in any case.
Does this book help contribute towards change? Possibly. It is less certain that it is going to be the only resource, but it can be an inspirational starter in any case. It may depend on the individual reader. It does provide a wealth of information that can have you thinking about things. Will it be enough to tip you over the edge and start the change process though? This may be a bit of a catch-22 issue. It certainly does not hurt to check it out, as it has a credible, helpful air that makes it harder to ignore.
It is more of a ‘longer read’ than a reference book. You need to reserve time to consult it, consider it and let its messages sink in. A book that may be more for inspiration than action, on one hand, but the action can automatically follow if one is sufficiently inspired and ready too!"
★★★★☆By Mark D on 19 Feb 2017
"Glenn’s Llopis’ new book, The Innovation Mentality, will force you to think critically about workplace attitudes and perspectives and the role they play in stifling opportunity. Regardless of your responsibility or level in an organization, Llopis helps you understand the power that diversity – and the cultural transparency that comes with it within evolved organizations—brings to innovative thinking and powerful company results. In this book you’ll learn about the Cultural Demographic Shift and understand why embracing workplace diversity should be considered as a core organization strategy for driving growth and innovation at the corporate level; and professional relevance at the employee level. Long seen by most companies as a compliance requirement, those that view diversity as a competitive advantage are reaping big rewards. This book is a must read for any enlightened senior manager with a desire for improving talent acquisition efforts, or building a leadership mindset within their employee teams."
“The Innovation Mentality stands out from the rest by its elegant simplicity to point out the obvious: We are no longer what we used to be. Enterprises that are focused on the past and the present will miss the future. Llopis knows where America’s profitable future will be. He has lived it.”
—Mike Fernandez, Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners
“Llopis has identified a winning strategy for 21st century leadership: be forward thinking, embrace diversity of thought, and commit to strategically aligning the needs of your people, consumers and business.”
—Robert W. Stone, President and CEO of City of Hope, a Cancer Research and Treatment Institution Dedicated to Innovation in Biomedical Research
“Llopis approaches business issues of diversity, leadership, and innovation from a fresh perspective and has crafted a book that is both inspirational and highly applicable. The Innovation Mentality is a must read for anyone who wants to leverage rapid demographic shifts in the workplace and marketplace to achieve personal and professional success.”
—Taylor Flake, Vice President, Human Resources Global Groups at PepsiCo
“Our evolution and growth as a business is founded on an unwavering commitment to putting people, Customers, and associates at the center of what we do. The six strategies in The Innovation Mentality elevate and strengthen our core values by reinforcing the importance of creating environments where authenticity is encouraged and deeply valued.”
—Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President, International People Division at Walmart
“When it comes to our diverse, multigenerational workforce and customers, leaders have been solving for the wrong things far too long. The Innovation Mentality provides the wisdom to solve for the right things and guide companies of any size to seize one of the last remaining true bastions of growth opportunity.”
—Fred Diaz, Vice President and General Manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc.
“The Innovation Mentality clearly identifies how diversity of thought drives people and business to grow and evolve together. Llopis guides organizations to renew and reinvent how they lead to establish competitive advantage in today’s fiercely competitive marketplaces.”
—David L. Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Health
“We need time-sensitive and people-sensitive leadership strategies to drive growth in more diverse workplaces and marketplaces. Llopis’ breakthrough methodology provides that and reminds us that leadership must have intimacy with both the people and the businesses that we lead and serve.”
—Jorge Caballero, Senior Tax Partner at Deloitte Tax
“Llopis knows first hand that what moves people’s minds and hearts is what moves business. In a world of accelerating and volatile change, any company that ignores the lessons of this book does so at their own peril.”
—Robert C. Wolcott, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Cofounder and Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network
“Glenn Llopis tells it like it is: businesses are creating opportunity gaps rather than seizing the right Opportunities for growth. This book not only tells us why but also shows how the workplace and marketplace must embrace the courage diversity of thought brings to rebuild an organizations’ and leaders’ mindset to seize previously unseen strategies for growth.”
—Victor Crawford, COO at Aramark
“The Innovation Mentality captures exactly what is missing in business today: an investment in people, competency requirements, and an overall mindset that converges workforce and marketplace and places people at the center of our capital management and growth strategies.”
—Nik Modi, Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets
“A new set of skills and strategies are required to be successful in the Reinvented American economy. Glenn Llopis clearly maps out these strategies and teaches us how to operationalize them in a socially and ethically responsible manner. The Innovation Mentality is a must read for anyone looking to create true sustainable opportunity and growth.”
—Adlai Wertman, David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California
“The Innovation Mentality hits all the right notes when it comes to business growth. What makes Llopis’ six strategies different is they’re profoundly human. Leaders must have the courage to seize the demographic shift and make innovative thinking a core competency. Diversity of thought is a strategic imperative to building the future.”
—Stephanie Neuvirth, Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Mars Petcare