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:

Fox Business News: Tough problems are not being tackled by govt.

Fox Business News: Tough problems are not being tackled by govt.

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Success Can Make You a Slow Learner – An Example!

BlackBerry recently announced that it will stop developing and marketing its own smartphones. This is no surprise, given they have stated they had to sell about 5 million/year to break even, but they are currently only selling them at a rate of 1.8 million/year, and declining. Publically they claim this decision is to focus on software and enhance their return on invested capital. In reality, they should have exited years ago.

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Transparency: Without It, You Lose In Two Ways

IBM is struggling, having seen its revenue decline for 17 straight quarters. It is staking its future on several new technologies; particularly cloud services and Watson artificial intelligence applications (as symbolized by its win on the game show Jeopardy in 2011).

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