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:

Mornings with Maria interview: The Google antitrust case and the new era of working from home

Today I had an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business News where we discussed the apparent upcoming antitrust lawsuit focused on Google.  We also chatted about the learnings from folks working from home.  You can view it by clicking here.

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The Lesson From Neiman Marcus – Beware of Complacency!

The news that Neiman Marcus has hired a restructuring firm to help them prepare for bankruptcy has been expected for the past several years. While clearly the virus problems have pushed them to finally make the move, it was only a matter of time. Let’s face it, you could hardly find a more complacent company. As one industry expert put it recently: “If you go to a Neiman Marcus store today, it looks just like it did years ago. It’s got no energy at all. Today’s millennial customer does not relate to Neiman Marcus or the brands it carries. For years, nothing has changed”

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The Boeing CEO, the Governor of New York, and Crisis Communications

During the past few weeks, we watched how the Governor of New York managed the coronavirus crisis, and how the Boeing CEO dealt with the various issues hitting the planemaker. There are some very clear learnings coming from the two in leading and managing during a crisis.

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