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, retired 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, 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

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

My Interview with Neil Cavuto: ‘The Big Risk for Tech is Talent’

It’s aways great to chat with Fox Business News host, Neil Cavuto. On today’s show, one of the topics we discussed was tech talent and the fact that even though the US tech sector continues to be strong, the big risk is the impressive strides China continues to make in this area.  You can listen to the entire interview by clicking here.

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Can the Danaher Playbook Save GE?

General Electric has been in a long-term decline ever since Jack Welch left the company in the year 2001. Since then roughly $300 billion of market value has been erased by the two CEO’s who followed Jack. The 2nd of these two CEO’s was very recently removed from his responsibilities after only 13 months on the job. He had led the company to a $124 billion market value decline in that short period.

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Walmart, Macy’s, Target, & Sears:  Victims of Complacency

The retailing giants of the past few decades, such as the four mentioned in the title above, enjoyed long periods of huge success. Over the past ten years, unfortunately they simply sat back and watched Amazon become the new king of retailing. Amazon absolutely owns online retailing. Why did the giants not react? Let’s face it, successful organizations tend to become complacent. In some cases that disease becomes so bad the company gets obliterated (Sears) while others eventually begin trying to catch up.

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