ADDRESSES: Home—Bethesda, MD. Home and office—7109 Exeter Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Writer, lecturer, and consultant. Attorney in Washington, DC; University of Maryland, senior fellow at Robert H. Smith School of Business; Gallup Organization, Washington, DC, senior faculty. Commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace and Morning Edition, and Public Television's Newshour with Jim Lehrer.
(With others) Dead Center: Clinton-Gore Leadership and the Perils of Moderation, Scribner (New York, NY), 1999.
Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, Prentice-Hall (Paramus, NJ), 2003, published as Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage, Portfolio (New York, NY), 2003.
Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon, Portfolio (New York, NY), 2005. Contributor to USA Today; columnist for Reader's Digest.
SIDELIGHTS: Robin Gerber has spoken around the world on the subject of leadership, and writes regularly for USA Today and other major newspapers. Her book Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage links the former first lady's leadership methods to current events in order to illustrate how Roosevelt's skills may still be applied today by young women looking to succeed as leaders. A contributor to Publishers Weekly remarked that "Gerber's work provides a thought-provoking look at a first lady with a unique style." Gerber uses the same thematic approach in Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon, which traces Graham's rise from well-to-do homemaker to the CEO of the Washington Post. In Kirkus Reviews, a contributor commented that Gerber supplies readers with "insights into the evolution of Graham's management methodology, particularly regarding key consultations that preceded tough decisions she inevitably made on her own."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, October 1, 2005, Vanessa Bush, review of Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon, p. 6.
Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2005, review of Katharine Graham, p. 954.
Library Journal, November 15, 2002, Cynthia Harrison, review of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage, p. 87.
Publishers Weekly, July 8, 2002, review of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, p. 38; August 29, 2005, review of Katharine Graham, p. 50.
Gallup Management Journal Online, http://gmj.gallup.com/ (November 20, 2005), "Robin Gerber."
Robin Gerber Home Page, http://www.robingerber.com (November 20, 2005).