Rebecca Herman, Ph.D.
Founder of Major League Leaders
Rebecca has been passionate about leadership and baseball as long as she can remember. She learned early in her career that it is truly the people of the organization, their beliefs, and behaviors that drive results. Rebecca loves to share stories from Major League Baseball to help people identify their leadership potential order to achieve their optimum strategy for success.
In her two decades in Human Resources, Rebecca learned first-hand the importance of organizational culture and the need to have it aligned with the organization’s core values. In a senior leadership role with a Fortune 100 company, she realized the imperative that recruitment and selection play in organizational culture and ultimately, the ability to achieve your stated strategy.
Her thirst for knowledge led her to pursue a Ph.D. late in her career. Not surprisingly, Rebecca’s research interests centered on leadership and organizational development. Her award-winning dissertation identified a relationship between servant leadership and workplace spirituality. It was exciting for her to discover organizations that were doing this effectively – and very profitably! This opened a new quest to educate others and help more leaders and organizations to find ways to be truly effective through aligning their team with culture and values.
Dr. Herman spent the next decade in Higher Education in various leadership roles including Dean of a Business School. She enjoyed applying her business and research experience in the university environment but ultimately determined her desire was to reach those who would ultimately be tomorrow’s leaders. By becoming a graduate professor focusing on organizational development and leadership, Dr. Herman was able to reach thousands of MBA students with the ideas and concepts that she knows to be critical for the future of business.
One thing that Rebecca often shares with her clients is the importance of following your passion. She believes we must be our authentic self in order to find long-term satisfaction. Leading by example, she married her passion for leadership and culture with baseball by embarking on a two-year research project within the walls of Major League Baseball that ultimately resulted in the co-authoring and publishing of a book, “Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership.” She loves to share her findings from two years in the clubhouse, the dugout, on the field, and in the press box. Interviewing 17 MLB managers and over 100 players and front-office personnel about leadership, relationships, and developing a winning culture was a transformational experience.
Rebecca’s vast experience and ability to look at each situation with fresh eyes and an open mind brings enormous value to her clients. By listening to key stakeholders, she is able to take extremely complex issues and hone in on the heart of the matter. Whether speaking professionally or serving as a leadership consultant, Rebecca will help you become a Major League Leader!