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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The Lego Turnaround – Quality Listening is Essential!

Lego was founded in 1932 by a carpenter selling wooden toys.  In 1947 the products were changed to plastic, and Lego launched the classic interlocking bricks.  It quickly became a kid’s favorite because of its invitation to imagine and create.  In the 1980’s and 90’s Lego began to struggle, primarily due to the fact that […]

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The European Union – The Floundering Giant!

I haven’t referenced a government example in past blogs, but there is such a glaring example of poor leadership out there right now that I can’t resist.   We have read a lot recently about how the European Union (EU) has been totally disorganized in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines, causing the EU virus agony […]

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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