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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Keurig Dr Pepper – Beating Coke, Pepsi, and Starbucks!

For a long time, the world of cold and hot beverages has been dominated by Coke, Pepsi and Starbucks.  But along with the pandemic came a surprising new player, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), who’s businesses are booming. Dr Pepper, who has a stable of many soft drinks including Dr Pepper, Canada Dry, A&W Root Beer, […]

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Airbnb – Saved by the Virus, Speed, and Decisiveness!

Prior to the virus, Airbnb was quite successful, but the 39-year-old CEO and co-founder was frustrating Wall Street by constantly putting off an IPO, thus blocking investors from, at long last, cashing out some of their holdings.  The delays were aggravating since there were several less-attractive start-ups that were launching IPO’s.   Adding further frustration, […]

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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