The Gift of Struggle with Bobby Herrera. Bobby shares his early life struggles, and how he channeled his challenges into becoming a better person & leader.
Bobby Herrera is the author of “The Gift of Struggle”, the President, CEO and co-founder of the Populus Group – a service firm that helps companies better manage their non-permanent workforce -, and a proud U.S Army Veteran.
Bobby is one of thirteen children from a migrant family, and his early life taught him the value of hard work, rising early, and putting long hours in the field. These values also helped him through his time in the U.S. Army.
Bobby lives in the Portland, Oregon Area.
Topics discussed in this episode of The How of Business podcast include:
- We all struggle. Inside every struggle is a gift – a lesson. Leaders share that gift with others, including employees, partners and others associated with their small business.
- Your Leadership Story – Tell Your Story – “…we all want the same thing, to believe our life matters,” Bobby Herrera explains.
- How do I “lead” a very small business? What does this look like? As Bobby explains, “…leadership amounts to wanting more for our people than we want from them.”
- Honoring Your Word – building trust. But can it keep you from pivoting in small business sometimes?
- Choosing the unbeaten path.
- More is not the answer – managing more with less resources in your small business is critical.
- Bobby explains what he means by “Become a student of struggle.”
- How do we begin our journey as a student of struggle?
Episode Host: Henry Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, small business coach, and the host of this episode of The How of Business podcast show – dedicated to helping you start, run and grow your small business.
Books mentioned in this episode:
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- The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading by Bobby Herrera
- The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni
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