Helen Rothberg Shares Her Recipe for Success in New Book

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (August 31, 2017 ) – Dr. Helen Rothberg, a professor in Marist's School of Management for 22 years, has written a business leadership book that distills the life lessons she learned as a graduate student serving drinks from behind the bar of a trendy New York City restaurant. 

The Perfect Mix: Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned as a Bartender (Simon & Schuster, 2017) offers valuable leadership lessons that every student, manager, and working person can use as they navigate through their career. 

For Dr. Rothberg, the bartending job was a perfect fit for her while she pursued her advanced degrees in business and behavioral science.  And her book marries the rigor of her graduate studies with her insightful, real-world observations.  By using colorful stories of the people she met while bartending, she writes about her special “mix” for leadership success.  What does every bartender provide?  ADVICE.  And ADVICE forms the pillars of her leadership model – Action, Determination, Vision, Integrity, Communication, and Empathy. 

People looking to assess where they are professionally and how they can advance in their careers will find in The Perfect Mix useful takeaways to help them make meaningful changes.  She gives readers instruction on when to stir, when to shake, or when to blend and serve it up neat – all with her own cocktail recipes to complement each chapter’s lesson. 

Dr. Rothberg shares ADVICE with Marist students in the School of Management and as a business strategy consultant with the country’s top CEOs and entrepreneurs interested in adapting to change with courage and with grace.

Helen Rothberg
About the Author: 
Helen Rothberg, PhD, bartended in New York City throughout her academic career. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, small technology start-ups, and nonprofit organizations. She speaks regularly on bartending and leadership at associations, alumni, and student gatherings. Dr. Rothberg is dual degreed in business and behavioral science, and is professor of strategy at the School of Management at Marist College, senior faculty at the Academy of Competitive Intelligence, and president of consulting firm HNR Associates. She lives in Orange County, NY, with her husband, dog, and several part-time goats. She still makes a mean cocktail.