Bob Danzig - Former CEO of Hearst Publications
Bob Danzig's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Bob Danzig is a highly successful corporate executive, author and one of the nation's most spellbinding motivational speakers.
Bob Danzig grew from a childhood spent in five foster homes to two decades as nationwide head of The Hearst Newspaper Group and vice president of The Hearst Corporation. After graduating from high school with no family support, he took a job as an office boy at his local newspaper, the Albany (N.Y) Times Union. Nineteen years later, Bob Danzig became publisher of the Times Union before heading to the helm of The Hearst Newspaper Group.
Now an author and motivational speaker, Bob Danzig is also a member of the teaching faculty at the prestigious New School University and the guiding hand of The Hearst Management Institute. His goal is to be an instrument for renewed affirmation that every single person is worthwhile.
As anindustry leader, Bob Danzig has served the Newspaper Association of America, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, New Directions for News and the American Press Institute, and has earned industry-wide respect for his innovative marketing leadership. Bob Danzig was also awarded one of 12 professional journalism fellowships at Stanford University, the only business executive ever to be accepted into this program. He now serves on its board.
Bob Danzig's business career has spanned 46 years with The Hearst Corporation from office boy to the ranking senior executive of one of the country's leading newspaper companies, with 6,000 employees across the nation. Bob Danzig has also had leadership roles in the Newspaper Association of America, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, New Directions for News and the American Press Institute. He is the author of Vitamins for the Spirit, The Leader Within You, Angel Threads, Every Child Deserves a Champion, Conversations with Bobby and There Is Only One You.
More About Bob Danzig . . .
Bob Danzig got his first job as an office boy at the local newspaper over 40 years ago. That job turned into a career. Eventually, he became publisher of the Albany Times Union and Knickerbocker News, and became general manager of the Hearst Newspapers nationwide. Since then, the Hearst Group has had a renaissance of talent, technology and reputation. Annual sales have soared to exceed $1 billion, and cash flow has grown a hundredfold during Bob Danzig's tenure. On a typical day, about three million people will read one of Hearst's daily newspapers in cities across the nation. Bob Danzig also served as corporate vice president and member of the board of directors.
Bob Danzig graduated with high honors from Siena College in Albany and later received its award for outstanding career achievement. In May 1997, Siena College conferred on him, an honorary Ph.D. A civic leader, Bob Danzig has served on boards of directors of Albany Medical College, Siena College, Russell Sage College, St. Peter's Hospital, Sunnyview Hospital, Albany Institute of History and Art, and Caldwell College, and on the executive committee of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In addition to graduating magna cum laude from Siena College, he received the college's Outstanding Alumni Award, as well as an honorary Ph.D. Bob was also recognized as a Knight of Malta.
Not bad for a young man who grew up in five foster homes and got a college degree attending classes at night and on weekends. Bob Danzig was inspired to succeed, he says, by the people he met along the way. His great joy is being able to lift the spirit of others by sharing his experiences, and he does that very well. Despite a demanding business schedule, Bob Danzig has built a second career as a motivational speaker. He talks to thousands of people all over North America each year.
Bob Danzig shows you the difference between management and leadership. His finely crafted and convincingly delivered talks will inspire and motivate.
Bob Danzig's net speaking and author fees are donated to foster children (his passion) and gifted young musicians (his wife's passion). 901-754-9404.
Discovering the Leader Within You
In this, his most requested talk, Bob identifies inherent leadership powers within each of us. Though we might not be aware of them, these powers are a part of our fundamental makeup. They simply need to be discovered, brought to the surface, nurtured, and buffed to a brilliant shine.
Organizations rely on confident leaders to help them achieve their visions and goals. This keynote speech highlights the individual powers within us all, which are waiting to be tapped. The awareness of these powers will help individuals strengthen their leadership abilities, which in turn will help strengthen the organization.
Harvesters of Hope
This keynote speech will inspire your colleagues and praise their devotion to being “seed planters of hope.” Tailored for healthcare and community-service organizations, it identifies, amplifies, and celebrates those common qualities that affirm the noble purpose of such organizations.
“Harvesters of Hope” is an oasis for healthcare and community-service professionals. It provides them an intermission from their day-to-day routines, applauds their dedication, and celebrates their commitment to helping others.
Cream of the Crop
Bob is the Dean of the Hearst Corporation Executive Enhancement Programs—The Hearst Management Institute—which embraces 250 businesses. Participants are the senior executives and represent just 2% of the 25,000 Hearst employee/colleagues. They are the future framers, the destiny architects—the cream of the crop.
While observing these several hundred individuals, who all have differing professional assignments, Bob noted the traits they share in common. He concluded that these traits are found in all individuals who choose to nurture quality in their lives—who want to be in the cream of the crop, and who remain dedicated to developing themselves and achieving that goal.
A respected storyteller, Bob draws from his personal experiences, and the experiences of others to present true examples of how individuals have chosen to be the cream of the crop. These examples make the keynote speech more memorable and heart touching for the audience.
The Spirit-Driven Organization
This keynote speech will enhance the morale and spirit of your organization’s colleagues—and strengthen commitments to your noble purpose. Vested in Bob's own experience in dramatically changing the destiny of the Hearst Newspaper's profit performance, professional reputation, and talent retention, this keynote will encourage your colleagues to renew their commitment to sustain the special spirit of your own organization.
The High-Confidence Leader
Confidence is key in every sector of our lives. This keynote speech will provide “the tools” to: hold more successful conversations, reduce shyness, better deal with mistakes, handle risks, tell a story, prepare and give a presentation and/or speech, and to constructively give and take criticism. Each of these areas tends to limit confidence. Awareness of the tools creates a mental lending library to turn to for future enhancements.
Threads of Life
We are each the product of the influence of others. Those unforgettable people that make a difference in our lives are the threads that create our life's "tapestry." Bob shares his experiences and explores the benefits of not only having such threads in our own lives, but also the importance of being such a thread in the tapestries of others. The audience members are invited to bask in their own special life threads.
Every person matters. Every person in your organization is unique—every person deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated for the gifts he or she brings to your organization. Every person
Director of Development, Community Residences
“Your stories and your passion inspired those of us in the room to continue to lead with our hearts even when they are heavy with concerns about funding, management and the ability to reach those we need to reach …not to mention the overwhelming reality that there is so much more that should be done. Your opening remarks were uplifting and it was refreshing to step out of the forest …smell the raindrops on each tree branch and delight in knowing that we each do make a difference …one touch at a time!”
Associate Director American Press Institute
"Your wonderful anecdotes, skillful delivery and warm relating to the audience held them spell bound.
University of South Carolina
Bob Danzig's is "one of the best sessions I've attended in more than 25 years of going to conventions."
Editor Parade Magazine
"Bob Danzig is a compelling, masterful storyteller with a message to match."
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