Former Grupo Bimbo Executive, Visionary Food Industry Leader Releases Practical Guide to Cultivating Effective Leadership

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Leonard W. Heflich presents his recipe for fostering professional and personal success and balance in new book

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The ideas in this book helped me to succeed, and my hope is that this book will help you to be a more successful leader as well.

A longtime innovator in the global food industry has released his accessible and engaging roadmap to becoming a truly impactful leader through the development of a personal and professional mission and vision and consistent reinforcement of strong values and clear communication.

In “Balanced Leadership: A Pragmatic Guide for Leading,” author Leonard W. Heflich draws on his four-decades-plus career in the food industry and his own experience turning around a large, failing manufacturing facility to encourage readers to dream about the future they want. Ultimately, Heflich aims to provide his audience with the necessary tools to become flexible leaders who can strike a dynamic, changeable balance both in and out of the workplace.

“I started writing this book while I was taking trips every Sunday to visit my grandmother in a nursing home. During those trips, I often had plenty of hours to think, and inevitably my mind drifted to questions about leadership and what made leaders effective,” Heflich said. “As the pieces of the puzzle started to materialize and come together, I tested my theories on the job and found that they worked. The ideas in this book helped me to succeed, and my hope is that this book will help you to be a more successful leader as well.”

Peppered with bits of wisdom from leadership sages both fictional and real, “Balanced Leadership” delivers a frank, conversational and relatable approach to the benefits any person can reap by choosing to grow their leadership skill set and invites readers to move forward in pursuit of their personal and professional passions and goals.

“Balanced Leadership: A Pragmatic Guide for Leading”
By Leonard W. Heflich
ISBN: 978-1-5320-4427-4 (hardback); 978-1-5320-4425-0 (paperback); 978-1-5320-4426-7 (electronic)
Available through iUniverse, Barnes & Noble and Amazon

About the author
Leonard W. Heflich is a visionary leader with more than 40 years of experience in the food industry and notably served as the Vice President of Food Safety, Quality and Crisis Management for Grupo Bimbo, one of the largest baking companies in the world. Heflich is an expert in food safety, leadership, risk assessment and management and innovation in the workplace. An avid baker for more than 30 years, Heflich currently teaches a baking science course as an adjunct professor at Delaware Valley University and is President of the Board of the Center for Food Integrity. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, Institute of Food Technologists and American Association of Cereal Chemists, and his written work has been featured in Baking and Snack Magazine, Sosland Publishing and Juran’s Quality Handbook: Seventh Edition. Heflich holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s degree in management science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He currently resides in Doylestown, Pa. To learn more, please visit

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