Bob's Gutsy Leadership Blog

Bob regularly writes blog posts and articles with his areas of focus being leadership and organizational effectiveness. Below you will find the titles and hot-links of his most recent efforts:

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Learn From the WeWork Disaster: Common Sense Is a Necessity!

WeWork was started in 2012 and leases office space and then subleases it to organizations as “shared office space.” It was co-founded by Adam Neumann.  SoftBank is a venture capital company that invests primarily in start-up technology companies and was founded and is led by Masayoshi Son (called Masa).  He runs the Vision Fund, which […]

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Dow & Dupont – Want to Create Value? Create Focus

Prior to 2018, Dow and Dupont were both mired in the complexity of a mishmash of many product offerings In several different industries and as a result, were turning in mediocre business results.  Specifically, each company, in varying degrees, had a variety of products in the areas of broad-use chemicals and materials, specialty chemicals and […]

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Perspectives on Bob's Books

What's Holding You Back?

"A must read for both emerging and established executives! Bob Herbold provides ten clear guidelines that will enable managers to become strong, proactive leaders."

- J.Lechleiter, Former Chairman, President and CEO of Eli Lilly & Company

Seduced By Success

"Bob Herbold gets to the heart of why successful organizations and individuals often go into a tail-spin, and how this can be avoided. His thorough reviews of specific companies we all know make this a very useful book, and I highly recommend it."

- Indra K. Nooyi, Former Chairperson & CEO, PepsiCo, Inc.

The Fiefdom Syndrome

"Turf wars and bureaucracy can undermine even the strongest corporate strategies. Drawing on lessons learned throughout his distinguished career, Bob describes innovative and practical ways to tackle this pervasive problem."

- Bill Gates, Co-Founder, Microsoft Corporation and Co-Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation