Glenn Llopis

Glenn Llopis

Cuban-American Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, and Founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership

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Cuban-American Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, and Founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership

Glenn Llopis (pronounced ‘yō-pēs) is a Cuban-American entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies and organizations in healthcare, retail, consumer packaged goods, and beyond. He is a former c-suite corporate executive and current chairman of the Glenn Llopis Group (GLLG), a nationally recognized workforce development and human capital consulting firm.

Leadership Expert

Known for helping organizations move HR leadership to where it belongs – to corporate strategy and transformation – Glenn uses strategies his research has identified to help leaders to drive business growth through inclusive leadership and the power of individuality. His goal is to guide those leaders to be more inclusive and embrace a new kind of thinking – an innovation mentality mindset – to help them evolve and stay ahead of the rapid changes in the workplace and marketplace to drive growth.

Inspiration

As part of his work at GLLG, Llopis coined the term Cultural Demographic Shift™ or CDS. Llopis’ current work on the CDS and the innovation mentality is based on the well-grounded lessons of the “immigrant perspective” inspired by his father, Frank Llopis. Frank was a prominent Latin music pioneer who introduced rock 'n' roll into the rhythms and sounds of Salsa and Merengue music with his quartet Los Llopis. A victim of Castro’s revolution, he and his wife eventually made it to the United States where he played one last concert before becoming part of the team that invented Miller Lite.

Early Career

Llopis graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in political science. After UCLA, he fast-tracked at the Gallo Wine Company as a sales representative and then at Sunkist Juice Beverages, where he became the youngest executive in the company’s 100-year history. Leading the successful turnaround of Sunkist’s juice beverage division opened the door for his next endeavor – at only 30 years old – as a senior executive at American Seafoods Company, leading the foodservice and retail business operational units. The result was an increase in market share, new brand introductions, and a full-scale transformation of the company.

Entrepreneur

In 1997, Llopis launched his first business, Luna Rossa Gourmet Foods, which focused on the sales, marketing and distribution of gourmet vegetables, pasta sauce, and salad dressing under its Luna Rossa and Chef’s Harvest brands. In 2007, he founded the Glenn Llopis Group to focus his work on leadership and business development around the “immigrant perspective.” As part of GLLG, Llopis started the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL), which created competitive advantages for Fortune 500 companies through their development and advancement of top Hispanic talent.

Author

Llopis is a contributing writer to Forbes, Entrepreneur, and The Harvard Business Review. He was recognized as a top 20 influential writer at Forbes and a top 100 leadership speaker and business thinker by Inc. Magazine. His writings, speaking engagements, and consulting assignments focus on strengthening inclusive leadership and diversity of thought, elevating corporate cultures and building teams in a wisdom based economy, maximizing organizational and people potential, and enabling business growth and evolution through the Cultural Demographic Shift™.

Affiliations

Glenn is a member of the Kellogg Innovation Network and serves on the advisory board of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is a board member for Lion's Heart, a national, non-profit community service organization for teen volunteering and leadership. Additionally, he is a mentor for Junior Achievement and a member of the exclusive Renaissance Weekend think-tank.

Escape Standardization: Welcome to the Age of Personalization

Most leaders say they want to empower people to contribute at their fullest capacity, but they don’t know how. Embrace 5 necessary shifts that will build a culture where people realize and exceed their individual capacity even in times of rapid changes. The 5 shifts help teams and the organization achieve maximum growth and significance.

Constructive Interruption: Build a High Performance Culture of Inclusion

Inclusion is the most essential skill today. It requires that we constructively interrupt our auto-pilot thoughts about who belongs where, doing what. It’s not just about who gets hired or promoted. It’s also about how people are allowed to grow, to collaborate, to experiment, and to contribute. A culture of inclusion requires a mindset to see opportunity, anticipate the unexpected, unleash passionate pursuits, live with an entrepreneurial spirit, work with a generous purpose, and lead to leave a legacy.

They’re Ready: Are You? The Future of Talent

Gen X is ready to lead, Gen Y is eager to influence, Gen Z is already doing both. Your talent pool is more diverse than ever, and they all want to contribute in their own way. As we shift from standardization to personalization, recruiting, retaining and energizing talent will depend on how well organizations lead and serve employees as individuals. More than anything, people want to know: Do you see me? Do you know me?

Greatest Contribution: Discover What You Solve For

What do you consistently think about in a big way? What problems are you drawn to? What kinds of solutions do you favor and are especially suited to offer? When you know what you solve for, that’s when you make your most meaningful contribution to any mission. Knowing what you solve for is a continuous journey of personal exploration and reinvention, as you evolve along with the workplace and the marketplace.

Preparing US Leadership for the Cultural Demographic Shift

The Cultural Demographic Shift ™ (CDS) is Glenn's term for what happens when large cultural segments of the population reach numbers sufficient enough to have a significant effect on what we do and how we act. According to Nielsen, "shift populations™" (e.g., Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and African Americans) are projected to represent 54% of the total U.S. population by 2050. ShiftThis CDS and the populations it represents are influencing how all populations (individuals) are thinking about how they want to be lead and served.nd want to be served. Yet, But companies continue to ignore the numbers and impact of shift populations, instead expecting these populations to assimilate to the status quo. This forces all people to battle the gulf between assimilation and authenticity at work. This battle is the driving factor behind the low number of leaders representing shift populations. Additionally, diversity and inclusion programs built around compliance and workforce representation (rather than inclusive leadership) continue to fail. The result? An opportunity gap of more than $10 billion across the top three market leaders in all major U.S. industries. Llopis believes that at its core, the CDS cultural shift is about change management and the influence it has on corporate business models. He believes the CDS will be the biggest and most significant marketplace shift in the 21st century because the demand already exists. . He has delivered this message across multiple industries, and has been influencing how business leadersindustry leaders view the strategic implications of cross-cultural intelligence, diversity of thought and the rapidly changing face of America's workforce and consumers.

Leading Hispanic Employees

Hispanics are the fastest growing workforce in the United States and organizations must become more culturally proficient in support of their Hispanic employees, customers and overall business goals. To prepare for the rapid increase of Hispanic employee in the workplace, organization can gain a distinct competitive advance by knowing how to lead, recruit and retain top Hispanic talent. This keynote provides audiences deep insights and reveals the hidden truths about Hispanic employees that are affecting workplaces across America. Llopis teaches audience how Hispanic employees think, what their performance tendencies are and how to earn and advance a trustworthy relationship with them. The goal of this keynote is to help non-Hispanic leaders identify the most common workplace behavioral cues and tendencies in order to successfully lead, leverage and encourage your Hispanic employee's natural strengths and proactively avoid potential tension that may disrupt engagement and their overall performance.
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