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

Bob's Gutsy Leadership Blog

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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:

How to Be a Better People Leader!

Researchers from the London Business School recently completed some very interesting work on the topic of becoming a great boss. Many books have been written on this topic but I think the following four principles that emerged from this research do a terrific job of isolating the core competencies necessary to excel in leading a group of people to great results.

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An interview with Neil Cavuto: Apple is basically a one-product company

It’s aways great to chat with Fox Business News host, Neil Cavuto. On today’s show, one of the topics we discussed was President Trump’s upcoming meeting with tech executives and Microsoft’s battle with Apple for the highest valuation.  You can listen to the entire interview by clicking here.

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Ford – The Stock Tanks While Management Plods Along!

Recently the stock price of the Ford Motor Company has been trading around $9/share, a drop of 32% versus the start of 2018. The company makes some money in North America but is losing money everywhere else, particularly in Europe and China.

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