Every day, groups of admirable and smart leaders come together to discover they don't truly know how to collaborate.
They're busy but not productive.
They try and fail to align to a vision.
They believe in cross-functional teamwork but don't fully practice it.
They're standing at the helm of organizations that need their sharpest decision-making, their most focused efforts, and their keenest insights, and they come up short.Bo Brabo has a decades-long track record of taking such groups -- often executives -- and helping them seem their roles anew and their collaborative dynamic with fresh eyes. He guides them to sustainable business results ... the kind of results that were expected of him, every day and in every way, when he was leading on the battlefield in Iraq, in the White House where "Presidential quality" was required, and in boardrooms where vital decisions were being made about people and institutions that matter.
Bo masterfully applies his servant-leadership style through a shared vision and the development/empowerment of subordinates to establish an organizational culture of growth, inclusion, and the pursuit of excellence. Bo’s ability to develop and seamlessly integrate an effective HR/People strategy into the long-term strategic objectives of an organization is truly remarkable. His innate emotional intelligence coupled with his intellectual capacity will transform any ineffective bureaucracy into a unified organization.Colonel Luis A. Parilli: U.S. Army
Bo is not much of a self-promoter, an attribute of a Servant Leader. But if you take the time to get to know Bo, ask next-level deep questions about his experiences, and discuss thoughts on leadership and management, you’d learn so much. You’d learn leadership through respect of others, and what it's like to mobilize thousands for military combat. You’d learn simple management tools to "get it done,” and how to ensure the President of the United States is ready for his first interview as President when you hand him the phone. You’d learn leadership through participation and active engagement, and the art of execution through leading and managing a team. These are things I have learned from Bo through 20+ years.Brent Westhoventern: President, Mid-Atlantic, Advantia Health
I have had the privilege of being mentored by Robert Brabo in one of the highest positions in the military. His accolades only paint a small picture of how great a leader and person he is. I am excited that others will now have the opportunity to learn from him, as I have -- through his consulting and through his book. He will not only educate but inspire you!Mr. Bernard Simmons, Chief Warrant Officer Two: 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army
I worked with Bo for several years at the White House Communications Agency — during my time in Joint Operations and as a Presidential Communications Officer (PCO). Bo was a consummate professional, the epitome of a leader. I could always walk into his office and get a straight, honest answer to every question or situation I presented to him. In addition, he would never say ‘No.’ His reply would always be ‘This is how you do it.’ And his answers were always on the money. In addition, Bo worked for me on several Presidential trips and I loved having him as one of my leads. I never had any concerns with his event sites. His team would always deliver ‘Presidential’ results and quality in a highly demanding and zero-defect environment. More than that, Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Marines loved working for Bo. He constantly demonstrated consistent qualities of a leadership at all times. I would love to work with him again!Lieutenant Colonel Chris Roth: U.S. Army (Retired), Communications and Technology Leader
Having shared core values is an imperative for organizations today, and Bo Brabo articulates this clearly in his new book, From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom. Through his varied experiences in the military, in the executive branch, and in corporate America Bo shares the real truth about the power of values-based leadership. Highly recommended!Cathy Fyock: The Business Book Strategist
With impeccable credentials and an impressive body of work, Bo Brabo has the background and vision necessary for leading dynamic teams. I was fortunate to collaborate with him while earning our MBAs at the University of Michigan. The combination of his U.S. Army, White House, and corporate life experience combine to provide him with unique perspective and insight that he brings to bear on any challenge. When paired with his outstanding integrity, Bo is the consummate professional who drives positive change and move organizations forward.John Brzustowicz: Director of Aerodynamics - Pratt & Miller Engineering
Bo is a consummate professional. He is approachable and pleasant to communicate with. I can attest to his abilities in shifting mindsets and resume-writing. I have been job-searching for six months now, and feeling discouraged from the entire process. However, after working with Bo: I am feeling more confident!Matthew Levine
Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Read More
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Take a journey with acclaimed leader Robert “Bo” Brabo back through a storied career -- to his years on the military battlefield, to a decade in the White House as a Presidential Communications Officer for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, and to his experiences as a corporate executive and a small business owner -- to learn from real, raw, front-row stories about values-based leadership.