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  • By: Bobby Herrera
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The Gift of Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading

By: Bobby Herrera
Narrated by: Bobby Herrera
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Summary

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 12 of those stories from his leadership journey. Each section 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 audiobook inspires listeners to find their own stories, share their gifts of struggle with others, and become the leader they imagine they can be.

©2019 Robert Herrera (P)2019 Robert Herrera

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Amen to that.

Ever read a book and want to say Amen at the end? If not, then read this book.

Bought the book at the airport for my flight from Orlando to London. Read the book and couldn’t believe my luck at fortuitously picking a book that talked to my inner soul so much.

I felt like we shared very similar struggles and hence the connection with the book. I bought the book and further decided to buy the audio so as to listen to it all over again.

If you aspire to be a leader or are indeed in a position of leadership and want to treat your employees differently to most organisations. I ask you to read the book with an open mind and let Bobby guide your aspirations.

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  • speedclimb
  • 30-11-22

This is a must read 📚

Bobby Herrera shares a beautiful and vulnerable narrative that taps into the greatness within each of us. The teachings in this book are critical for business and life. This is one you'll want to add to the "annual read" list. It's that good

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  • Colorado Midlife Crisis
  • 29-07-22

Great Stories As Examples

This book offers a great perspective on how to look at struggles as gifts and provides some excellent examples.

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  • Michael Burress
  • 29-05-21

Always be learning and developing!

Excellent audio book delivery by the author is like having a friendly conversation. Embrace the struggle and lead by example to your Team. He gives an excellent service based approach to everything you do while remaining grateful for the struggle of life. Everyone is a leader at home and at work. I really enjoyed the Military example helping me understand my struggles in a new way. A must read for everyone who wants to improve their life.

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  • Thomas
  • 04-04-20

Awesome!

Great story and even better message about harnessing our struggle for growth. I especially appreciated the stories related to his father.

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  • Kimberly K.
  • 09-10-19

this book will become the best gifted book ever

I found this book to be moving, relevant, and a great gift to friends and colleagues. So far, I have not met anyone who I gifted this book to who was not moved by it. By the way, it was suggested to me by a colleague.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-19

You need this book!

Really easy to understand and short enough, you don’t want to put it down. Bobby has to be a great human.

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  • Miguel A Delgado
  • 24-08-19

Not what I thought it was...

The message was good, but unfortunately it got diluted in a commercial about the authors business. It started very good, and I thought it was going to be filled with lessons about struggle...but it ended up being a book about business advice. I don't think it was intended to be advice about business, but because he talked so much about his business and his own achievements and failures of business, it ended up being just that.

The audience may be incorrect. If he comes out with a second edition I would say he should start off the book by saying something about business to make the reader aware that this is a book tailored for business owner or executives.

To say this book is about leadership, it's not good enough. It's okay to use his experience to illustrate example of leadership...but he could have used other examples in addition to his business. By the end of the book I was so tired of hearing about PG that I ended up just skimming through the last few chapters to get the gist, or the meat, of the real lesson/message.

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  • Rich sykes
  • 05-08-19

very touching in the beginning, good book overall.

easy read, very touching story in the beginning, ending a little slow. great book overall though