The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons about Leading

The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons about Leading

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 us lessons for how to be better leaders. Bobby Herrera learned to see those struggles as gifts. 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 had transformed Bobby's life, inspired his employees with its radical transparency, humility and the idealism of Bobby's dreams for the company. In The Gift of Struggle, Bobby shares twelve of those stories from his leadership journey. Each chapter shares the details of the story, the broader lesson any leader can apply, a set of questions to reflect on, and an afterword for how the story later unfolded in Bobby's life. Building on Bobby's efforts, this book inspires readers to find their own stories, share their gifts of struggle with others, and become the leader they imagine they can be.

Title:The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons about Leading
ISBN:9781885167873
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  • Jennifer Blankfein

    CEO of Populus Group, Bobby Herrera has had his struggles. Growing up in a Mexican migrant worker family, he was not unfamiliar with long hours and difficult times. In school for six months of the yea...

  • Sudhir Bharadhwaj

    Very well written. I never had read struggle as a gift to discover new things in life though I had inherently believed in it. This book is a wonderful read to simplify the thoughts of a leader. Urge y...

  • BookTrib.com

    CEO of Populus Group, Bobby Herrera has had his struggles. Growing up in a Mexican migrant worker family, he was not unfamiliar with long hours and difficult times. In school for six months of the yea...

  • Jennifer Frausto

    Bobby's voyage as a leader has been one with many struggles along the way, from his youth spent as a Migrant worker with his family through his military career and into his professional career where h...

  • Paleoanthro

    A short, but powerful read, that reminds us that every leader struggles and within those struggles are gifts we can use to become better leaders. This is one book that anyone who is a leader or wishes...

  • Andrea

    Last year I went out to buy personal growth books because I had focused more in reading fiction and so, I was looking through the shelves and found "The Gift of Struggle". I can say that it captured m...

  • Rich

    Co-founder and president of Populus Group, Bobby Herrera, shares stories and leadership anecdotes in this quick, warm and candid book that aims to teach us that our struggles help us become more authe...

  • Teri Molinar

    Wow is all I can say! A great book that everyone can relate to regardless of their occupation. Earlier this year I was at a conference for work, I’m a teacher. There were 400+ employees at this conf...

  • Dina

    Simple, to the point, easy to read and truthful are the ways I would describe “The Gift of Struggle” by Bobby Herrera. I appreciated his honesty in his journey as an aspiring leader, willingness t...

  • Joe Tibolla

    In The Gift of Struggle, Bobby Herrera does an exceptional job of engaging the reader with real stories from his life, while balancing the narrative with shared wisdom and practical methods to help th...