EEC 159: From Troubled Teenager to the White House, and the Leadership Journey Along the Way with Robert “Bo” Brabo
Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC talks with Robert “Bo” Brabo about his leadership journey and they discuss the following questions:
- Tell us about your background?
- What is the different mindset between a military, corporate and white house politician?
- Why values-based leadership?
- How do you lead in a zero-defect environment (White House days)?
- Why is business acumen and leadership so important in people operations?
- What is the real value of conducting after-action reviews (AARs)?
Robert “Bo” Brabo
Throughout his career, Robert “Bo” Brabo has always focused on the people, helping them tackle their business problems as if they were his own. Since retiring from the US Army as the Chief of HR Operations with the White House Communications Agency and Presidential Communications Officer for both Presidents Bush and Obama, Bo has served in several executive positions including most recently Vice President of Human Resources at the National Spine & Pain Centers and Founder of Hail Media Group.
He also previously co-founded a consulting agency that assisted government contractors in HR strategies and contract proposal efforts.
Bo received his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
He is a professional speaker and author of the book “From the Battlefield, to the White House, to the Boardroom: Leading Organizations to Values Based Results.”
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