Visiting Assistant Professor
Research Expertise: executive coaching, performance management, leadership, teamwork, life planning, corporate culture and developing strategy.
Dr. Robert L. Lorber is the CEO of The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group, a firm formed in 1976. The organization 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, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Clark Pacific, Foster Farms, Pillsbury, Pfizer, Pacific Coast Building Products, 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 on executive coaching, performance management, leadership, teamwork, life planning, corporate culture and developing strategy. Lorber has spent a large part of his career working with Family Businesses as a personal coach and leading the families through transitions. The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group helps many Family Businesses align and work together through the generations.
He is considered one of the leading resources worldwide on executive coaching with Family Businesses, 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 Dr. Riaz Khademand 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 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 has served 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.
In addition to his executive coaching, consulting, writing and speaking pursuits, Dr. Lorber is a an Associate Professor of his alma mater — the Graduate School of Management of the University of California at Davis – where he teaches two courses on Leadership. Dr. Lorber received a Masters Degree in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.