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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A Very Valuable Business Tool: A Framework for Quality Thinking!

Stepping back and looking over my many years at Procter & Gamble (P&G), then Microsoft, and then being a member of numerous corporate boards of directors, there is clearly one business tool that I was exposed to that has been the most valuable business approach I picked up.    As background, P&G is legendary for […]

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Learning from Campbell Soups and Microprocessor Maker AMD

Peter Drucker, the famous management/leadership guru, has made some very famous statements relating to the importance of focus.  Here is one of the most instructive:  “If there is one secret of effectiveness, it is focus and concentration.  Effective leaders do first things first and they do one thing at a time.” Check out these two […]

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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