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On Compassion with Dr. Nate


Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Nathan Regier welcomes Bobby Herrera to this episode. Bobby believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed and is an unwavering champion for the underdog. He is co-founder and CEO of Populus Group one of the fastest-growing HR services companies in the USA, with an annual revenue of $500 million and many fortunate customers. Bobby learned the value of hard work, rising early, and putting in long hours in the fields. After high school, Bootcamp became his ticket of opportunity. Bobby serves on national community organization boards, he is a regular speaker at corporations and service groups, he is a proud Army veteran but Bobby’s most pride is his family.

In this episode, Bobby shares the motivation behind his book The Gift to Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading, he narrates personal stories that shaped who he is as a person and as a leader, explaining in simple words the core of leadership and compassion.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:48] Bobby talks about Populus Group 

[3:13] Bobby exposes the changes in the HR field during the last 20 years.

[6:18] What kind of struggles did Bobby go through?

[9:10] Bobby talks about what motivated him to write a book.

[11:44] Bobby shares a personal story: “I can make a difference someday too”.

[14:27] There are no accidents, we all follow a thread in our journeys that connect our presents to the past.

[17:17] The most important act of leadership is seeing and encouraging potential.

[18:30] When did  Bobby decide that struggle is a gift?

[22:02] We all struggle and every struggle teaches us something, that is the gift, and leadership is sharing that gift with others

[22:22] The main three parts of The Gift to Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading: 1- Who am I?, 2- Give more than you take and 3- Choose your impact.

[24:33] Practical ways to apply the concepts contained in The Gift to Struggle.

[29:25] The importance of narrating your story.

[32:22] Brand is a lagging indicator of the strength of your culture.

[34:55] Trust-building behaviors are the ones that create the feelings and emotions that you want your customers to feel.

[35:42] Bobby gives examples about The Gift of Struggle in his family.

[38:55] Bobby gives humble advice: Look at those moments that changed your life forever.

[40:59] What is Bobby’s favorite book?

[41:20] Bobby’s role model.

[41:45] What was Bobby’s most spectacular failure?

[44:31] Dr. Nate gives the main topics of an amazing conversation.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Compassion Mindset

The Gift to Struggle: Life-Changing Lessons About Leading, Bobby Herrera

Bobby Herrera

Populus Group

 

Tweetables:

“Struggle can shape who you are as a person and who you are as a leader.” #oncompassion 

 

“One act of kindness can give someone purpose and identity” #oncompassion 

 

“There are no accidents, we all follow a thread in our journeys that connect our presents to the past.” #oncompassion 

 

“We see struggle but until we don’t take action on it, we are not compassionate.” #oncompassion 

 

“The most important act of leadership is seeing and encouraging potential.” #oncompassion

 

“Trust comes before value, not the other way around”  #oncompassion