Bobby Herrera is the author of The Gift of Struggle. As the co-founder and CEO of Populus Group, Bobby never imagined the challenges of building a $500 million organization that serves tens of thousands of people. Throughout his life, he experienced the divergence between the intentional leader he wanted to be, and the less engaged version of him that showed up at the office every day. One day at a company meeting, he decided to share a story about one of his first struggles as a young adult. That story, a pivotal experience that transformed Bobby’s life, inspired his employees with its radical transparency, humility and the idealism of his dream for the company.
- Bobby shares some of his stories from his leadership journey. Each story shows the broader lesson any leader can apply.
- Every leader has stories about the challenges they have faced and struggles they have overcome. In the moment, those situations require strength, patience, perseverance and courage.
- With time, those struggles provide lessons for how to be better leaders. Bobby Herrera learned to see those struggles as gifts.
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