The Perfect Mix (Hardcover)
Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender
Atria Books, 9781501127823, 176pp.
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/19/2017)
Good managers and good leaders are not always the same. Dr. Helen Rothberg trains leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to startup entrepreneurs, with her particular brand of ADVICE—Action, Determination, Vision, Integrity, Communication, Empathy. Based on the management and life lessons she learned from working as a bartender while getting graduate business and behavioral science degrees, each aspect of ADVICE helps leaders hone their vision—of themselves and their business. You will explore who you are and who you need to become, analyze what has worked in the past and what might work better in the future, and realize ways to continually adapt—with courage and grace—to the unpredictable, uncertain business environment.
Through the book’s colorful stories of barroom brawls and boardroom bravado, competition and cooperation, conflict and other challenges, you’ll conceive of new ways to develop working relationships with colleagues and customers; keep things running smoothly; and manage infuriating, delightful, and sometimes dangerous clients as well as temperamental and talented employees, and owners or bosses with brilliant ideas who may not communicate well.
Leading an organization is knowing when to stir or shake things up, blend or serve neat, and Dr. Rothberg finishes each chapter with the recipe for a creative cocktail that embodies a lesson, to mix perfectly, contemplate, and savor.
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Praise For The Perfect Mix: Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender…
— Terry D. Peigh, Author and Global Marketing Executive
“Dr. Rothberg doesn’t dilute the ingredients for leadership success in this fun and practical guide to bringing out the best in people. Even a teetotaler will find useful tips for bellying up to the leadership bar.”
— Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of See Jane Lead and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
"Delicious and brilliant! Dr. Rothberg serves up the ideal blend of wisdom, practical application, and stories to help us understand how to be more effective and impactful leaders. A worthwhile and enjoyable read."
— Keryl Pesce, Author and Happiness Expert
“From a great bartender to a great teacher and coach, Dr. Rothberg embodies everything which is great in leaders. Executives and students alike would do well to listen to her ADVICE.”
— Benjamin Gilad, author of Business War Games, President, Academy of Competitive Intelligence
"Dr. Rothberg uses her amazing intellect and experience to make leadership simple and actionable. This book is different—and it will make a difference.”
— David Bell, chairman emeritus of the Interpublic Group
“A heady mixture of practical career advice and a vivid autobiography garnished with wit. The useful leadership lessons stick with you—they are as finely observed as they are on target.”
— Leslie Yellen, Director of Inclusion – Americas, Hogan Lovells
"Rothberg's tales of bartending in New York City — spilled drinks, bar fights, bloody heads and all — are fun, illuminating paths into typical leadership cliches."