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Guess Which Country Has The Most Future Leaders?

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Which countries have the most promising crops of leaders coming up through the ranks today, and where in the world are there more young people likely to develop into leaders tomorrow? And how can leadership be measured at all? SHL, a U.K.-based talent management consulting firm, has just released a study that aims to provide answers to those questions.

A giant in the world of employee assessments, SHL has more than 10,000 clients in over 100 countries, ranging from consulting firms Deloitte and KPMG to airlines like Cathay Pacific, multinationals like Unilever and public sector organizations like the United Nations and the European Personnel Selection Office, which does the hiring for the European Commission.

This year, executives at SHL decided to mine data from past employee assessments and try to shed some light on the leadership potential in the many countries where it works. This morning it released …

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Latinos And Agriculture: The Road From The Field To The Front Office

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WATSONVILLE, Calif. — When he was 15, an immigration raid at a Japanese flower nursery turned Arturo Flores’s life around.

The owners needed a new group of workers to replace the ones removed by immigration officials, and Mr. Flores landed a job cutting flowers. He slowly worked his way up to packaging and delivering them. In the mid-1980s he got a call from two businessmen looking to start their own cut-flower business. They asked him to manage deliveries and distribution. Today Mr. Flores, 50, is the president of Central California Flower Growers in Watsonville, a distributor in Santa Cruz County that sells more than 100 varieties of flowers and other plants.

Farming businesses in the United States are still dominated by whites, but Mr. Flores (whose last name means “flowers” in English) is one of a growing number of Latinos who own or operate farms in the country. …

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U.S. Embassy In Nicaragua Invites CTLatinoNews.com Founder To Speak On Entrepreneurship

diane-alverio-ctlatinoDiane Alverio, Founder & Publisher, CTLatinoNews.com

 Diane Alverio, Founder and Publisher of CT LatinoNews.com, has been invited by the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua as a speaker on Digital Media Entrepreneurship to journalism students at three universities in the country. Diane is a former WFSB and Hartford Courant reporter who launched the award-winning English language news site with partners in 2012.  Its team of writers covers Latinos and Latino issues in the state and is read by Latinos and non-Latinos.

Diane, who is bilingual, will present workshops in August to senior communications and journalism students in Managua, León and Matagalpa on the core skills and stages for building and launching a media project or business using digital media platforms.   The speakers program is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information.

Alverio said, the invitation from the U.S. Embassy is incredibly special for her, “I have always enjoyed …

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