Over 50 million Latinos live in the United States, and it’s estimated that by 2050 one in three of the US population will be Hispanic. What does it take to lead such a varied and vibrant people who hail from twenty-two different countries and are a blend of different races? And what can leaders of all cultures and ethnicities learn from how Latinos lead?
Juana Bordas takes us on a journey to the very heart and soul of Latino leadership. She offers ten principles that richly illustrate the inclusive, people-oriented, socially responsible, and life-affirming way Latinos have led their communities. Bordas includes the voices and experiences of other distinguished Latino leaders and vivid dichos (traditional sayings) that illustrate positive aspects of the Latino culture. This unprecedented book illustrates powerful and distinctive lessons that will inform leaders of every background.
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About the Author
Juana Bordas is president of Mestiza Leadership International. She served as vice president of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership’s board and as a trustee of the International Leadership Association.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Leading Latino Style
PART I: La Historia: Latino Fusion and Hybrid Vigor
Chapter 1 Ancient Roots and Mestizo Ancestry
Chapter 2 The Latino Legacy in the United States
PART II: Preparing to Lead: A Latino Perspective
Chapter 3 Personalismo: The Character of the Leader
Chapter 4 Conciencia: Knowing Oneself and Personal Awareness
Chapter 5 Destino: Personal and Collective Purpose
PART III: The Cultural Foundations of Leadership
Chapter 6 La Cultura: Culturally Based Leadership
Chapter 7 De Colores: Inclusiveness and Diversity
PART IV: Putting Leadership into Action
Chapter 8 Juntos: Collective Community Stewardship
Chapter 9 ¡Adelante! Global Vision and Immigration Spirit
Chapter 10 Sí Se Puede: Social Activism and Coalition Leadership
Chapter 11 Gozar la Vida: Leadership That Celebrates Life!
Chapter 12 Fe y Esperanza: Sustained by Faith and Hope
PART V: Latino Destino
Chapter 13 Building a Diverse and Humanistic Society
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