Bob Donnelly

Bob Donnelly is CMO of Flo-Tite Valves & Controls, a U.S. based supplier of valves and components to the process control industry in North America. A coach, educator, and advisor to founders/CEOs of growing firms, he is a serial entrepreneur, having started, grown and sold several technology based businesses. Previously he held executive positions at IBM, Pfizer and Exxon.


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Do CEOs Read History?

A recent analysis of Microsoft tells a familiar tale, one where an aging CEO loses touch with the core integrity of a brand. It seems that leadership style and age perhaps go hand in hand, and it may not be the right decision to put an older CEO in charge of a growing company.

Bob Donnelly Branding June 8 2011

What CEOs Can Learn from Borders’ Predicament

The cycle repeats itself — again! Bob Donnelly outlines the mistakes that destroyed Borders and offers an interesting solution.

Bob Donnelly Branding , Strategy March 25 2011

How CEOs Can Keep the Team Focused

Causes of disunity and solutions for leaders.

Bob Donnelly February 7 2011

Books in Review: Getting Customers to Talk about You

A review of Empowered: Unleash your employees, energize your customers, transform your business, by Josh Bernoff & Ted Schadler

Bob Donnelly January 13 2011

CEOs’ Balancing Act

How to keep creativity alive in a growing bureaucracy.

Bob Donnelly Innovation , Small Business , Strategy December 3 2010

Books in Review: Customer Centricism Explained

Robert Bloom, retired U.S. CEO of Publicis Worldwide and author of The Inside Advantage, believes there has been a profound shift in the buyer-seller equation.

Bob Donnelly October 19 2010

CEO Surprises

How customers and technological advances can shake things up.

Bob Donnelly Corporate Finance , Small Business October 13 2010

Marketing Reminder for CEOs

Brands only get one opportunity to own a position

Bob Donnelly Branding , Marketing , Small Business September 2 2010

CEOs and Customers

Customers are in charge now.

Bob Donnelly Corporate Finance , Internet , Small Business July 30 2010

Books in Review: What Should CEOs Know About the Job and How Much Can They Really Know in Advance?

Preparing CEOs for Success “What I wish I knew” By William R. Johnson strives to provide “candid counsel from experts,” but ultimately fails to deliver.

Bob Donnelly July 28 2010

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