Feting San Diego's Latino leaders

U-T San Diego -- What’s the secret ingredient of leadership? Hint: It’s a nine-letter word in Spanish and a five-letter word in English.

“You know it’s always longer in Spanish,” quipped Paula Cordeiro, a leadership professor and dean at the University of San Diego and keynote speaker at the third annual U-T San Diego Latino Champions Awards, held Wednesday in La Jolla.

Trust. Confianza. You can have all the ingredients for a successful venture, a tight-knit community, an impact. But if you don’t have trust you don’t have anything, Cordeiro told the audience of several hundred award finalists, supporters, and local movers and shakers. (Full Story