Visiting Assistant Professor
Research Expertise: executive coaching, performance management, leadership, teamwork, life planning, corporate culture and developing strategy
In addition to his executive coaching, consulting, writing and speaking pursuits, Visiting Assistant Professor Robert L. Lorber teaches two courses on leadership at the Graduate School of Management.
Lorber is the CEO of The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group. Since 1976 the firm has implemented productivity improvement systems for companies on five continents. The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group’s client roster has included Kraft Foods, SantaFe International, Teichert Inc., Occidental Petroleum, Gillette, Sutter Health, American Express, Mattel, AlliedSignal, Raley’s, VSP, Teichert Inc., Maxtor, ETS, Wells Fargo, Waste Connections, Foster Farms, Pillsbury, Pfizer, Kaufman and Broad, Tower Records, PRIDE Industries, Mechanics Bank and many other medium-size and Fortune 500 companies.
Lorber is an internationally recognized expert and published author, and has spent a large part of his career working with family businesses as a personal coach and leading the families through transitions.
He is considered one of the leading resources worldwide on executive coaching with chief executive officers and senior executive teams. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Putting The One Minute Manager To Work, which he created with the renowned management consultant Ken Blanchard; One Page Management, co-authored with Riaz Khadem;Safety 2/7 with Greg Anderson; Doing What Matters with Jim Kilts, retired CEO of Gillette; and Who Are You What Do You Want? with Mick Ukleja.
Lorber is an established professional speaker who has delivered presentations for for-profit and nonprofit audiences throughout the world. He has shared his insights with television, radio and newspaper audiences across the country. He has received many awards and honors in his field.
Lorber works with numerous boards of directors on governance and effective board participation. He serves on the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees, is past chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, the UC Davis School of Medicine’s National Board of Advisors and many other corporate and not-for-profit boards, including Tower Records, The Blanchard Companies, Basic American Industries, The Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation, The Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Sukut Construction, Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, LeadershipTraq, J&M Realty and as chairman of the PRIDE Foundation.
Lorber received his Ph.D. in organizational psychology and M.A. in sociology from UC Davis. He resides in Davis, Calif., with his wife, Sandy. They have three daughters, Tracie, Lindie and Kaylie, and one granddaughter, Brooklin Rose.