"We all hit ceilings in our careers that we need to break through if we want to achieve greater effectiveness and satisfaction as leaders. Gustavo Rabin's Becoming a Great Leader offers a brilliantly conceived, story-based approach to learning high-level leadership behaviors. An invaluable read for any executive, business owner, or entrepreneur."
Human Resources Director, Twitter
“Gustavo has woven together personal and inspiring examples on what is required to becoming a great leader. I appreciate his thoughtful and practical examples that can be immediately applied in our fast paced environments – thank you Gustavo for sharing your wonderful experiences for the next generation of great leaders…well done!”
EVP of Human Resources, Juniper
“Too often, leaders fail to identify the real problems they face before they embark on executing a solution. Becoming a Great Leader is an elegantly simple playbook that provides techniques and strategies to find the real problem, and thenequips readers with solutions...Amust read for anyone wanting to be a better leader or in a position to make better leaders of others.”
VP of Human Resources, Linkedin
"Stories determine how we think, feel and see. Stories explain how things work. Stories determine how we create meaning in our lives. In a very lucid, playful way, through story telling (and thankfully free from the usual management jargon), Gustavo explains the workings of organizations, the people in them, and how to help them change for the better. Anyone who wants to really understand what makes for high performance companies would do well to carefully study this book."
—Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
Clinical Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change
The Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development
Becoming A Great Leader: Lessons from Silicon Valley offers powerful prescriptions on addressing common leadership challenges for both experienced and first time managers. The book conveys practical approaches told through Gustavo’s engaging and poignant executive coaching experiences.
President, TechVenture Management
“Wow! Compelling, uplifting, and inspirational,Gustavo Rabin’s Becoming a Great Leader re-awakened within me the desire to be the best that I can be. This book easily belongs on the shelf of any serious executive who is seeking the path of consciously competent ... or even great ... leadership.”
"If you have decided either for yourself or someone on your team that leadership growth ends early in someone's career, you are wrong. Gustavo documents proof through very human, relatable stories that with a customized coaching approach growth can happen at any age, at any position, in any situation."
Senior VP of HR, Blue Shield
Gustavo Rabin has a very engaging and inviting style that allows his clients to view their own work and leadership abilities from new perspectives. It is very easy to see why he is in such demand among the leading corporations and organizations in Silicon Valley. In Gustavo’s new book, “Becoming a Great Leader,” the reader gets an opportunity to become a part of this same personal engagement process for which he is renowned. Through a series of case studies delineated in separate chapters in the book, Gustavo reveals his techniques, strengths and wisdom that allow his clients to discover and fortify their own. Having had the privilege of working with him professionally, I saw in these chapters things on which we had worked on together. For those who have worked previously with a coach, this book is a great refresher. For those who not worked with a coach before, the book provides an opportunity to be tutored by one of the very best.
Vice President of the Office of Development