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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Neil Cavuto Interview: Markets preparing for ‘long battle’ between government, Big Tech companies

Click here for my recent interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business.  It focuses on the various issues facing social media companies and the possible increase in the corporate tax rate. 

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Barnes and Noble: The Founder Is Gone. At Last, Some Fresh Thinking!

The founder of Barnes & Noble started the business in 1971 by purchasing a bookstore on 5th Avenue in New York by the name of Barnes & Noble (B&N).  He turned the brand into a retail juggernaut that steamrolled mom-and-pop bookstores in the 1980s and 1990s. Since that time the founder simply watched as Amazon […]

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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