The Innovation Mentality
Six Strategies to Disrupt the Status Quo and Reinvent the Way We Work
by Glenn Llopis
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 14 Feb 2017 | Archive Date 12 Jul 2017
Entrepreneur Media Inc., Entrepreneur Press
As a leader, you need the wisdom and courage to turn the spotlight of accountability on yourself. Problem is, most of us have no idea how to do this. Instead, leaders continue to manage by using old templates and cannot evolve to become the leaders America needs, because those templates stripped them of their identities, leaving them insecure about who they are and how to face change. To change the conversation, we need diversity of thought to stimulate new growth, attract new talent, and generate new marketplace opportunities.
That's where Glenn Llopis comes in. Featuring six ways to disrupt the status quo and reinvent the way we work, The Innovation Mentality gives entrepreneurial and corporate leaders the tools they need to work with colleagues and employees to harness the power of positive change for the long term.
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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.
“Are you vulnerable enough to listen?” When a book starts with such a powerful question, you know what’s coming ahead is about to be thought-provoking and boy that it was! “Why do so many leaders not get that their employees just want a safe environment where no one is judged? Because they aren’t listening to the people.” Do leaders listen? Do they know how to listen? Can we genuinely listen and understand one another without mastering the power of vulnerability? Sometimes we, unintentionally, tend to overlook the little things that could make all the difference in our everyday-interactions with others. The leadership identity part was very enriching as it touched up on the personal brand and its value. I also found it quite interesting how the author paid a close attention to the diverse thinking, recognising it as an important part of the innovation mentality. Six ways, that’s all it takes to disrupt the status quo and reinvent the way we all work! I found that the assessments and Q/As made the reading experience a lot more interactive and throughout the whole book, it felt like if the author was right there in the room, asking questions, listening, and discussing important leadership matters with the reader. “How do you take the workplace culture and change it to embrace diversity of thought and the six characteristics of the innovation?” This book asks the right questions and then skilfully walks you through the answers, showing you the power of positive change and how to sustain it. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an inspirational read! I would like to thank the Publishers, NetGalley, and the Authors for sending me an ARC of this book.
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! The Innovation Mentality, written by Glenn Llopis and published by Entrepreneur Press. ISBN 9781599186030. YYYY
In 'The Innovation Mentality' Glen 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. Notables- "The failure to recognize that new products and services can require significantly different business models is often what leads to missed opportunities" "Embracing a workplace culture that demands strategic focus encourages employees to unleash their full potential" "Leadership is about the desire to be significant ,not just successful.." Overall, you see the synergy required between individuals and the whole corporation for evolution.