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Hispanics are trendsetting consumers who love innovation and are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. As the population continues to grow, Hispanic organizations, educators, and executives are highly dedicating time to promote amongst our community essential rules of the game and what it takes to become leaders.
To be part of this awareness, I'm a member of two well-known Hispanic organizations, the National Society of MBA's (NSHMBA) – pronounced "NaCheemba"- and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC). NSHMBA organized an exciting event at The Home Depot headquarters in Atlanta with the President of Home Depot Mexico Division, Ricardo Saldivar.
Mr. Saldivar's message was genuine, practical and my perception regarding his personality was a very down to earth gentleman. His opening phrase was, "When I was in my 30's I told my wife, someday I will be a President of a company." He established his focus and clear goals for his personal career growth.
Mr. Saldivar's advice was precise and simple:
1. Know your strengths
2. Plan accordingly
3. Be willing to pay the price as success comes with dedication and investment of time
4. Work for the best in your industry
5. Company you work for needs to have values
6. Boss needs to have trust in you
Mr. Saldivar's advice goes a along way for personal career growth, but the same can be applied in a company's growth. By knowing your company's strengths and planning accordingly, you should work to be the best in your industry, and allow your clients to gain your trust. It's about applying innovation, gaining knowledge, planning, incorporating values and trust and defining your company by always enhancing its presence.
In other words, the importance of getting your company known as a brand, a leader in your industry and target markets is as important to the company as is to continue to focus on what got you started in the first place: passion.
And passion, when it comes to investing, growing and establishing your brand, is all the strength you need. Click to Tweet this!
- Published: 02 April 2014