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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It’s Lonely At The Top

CEO’s of growing firms often find themselves in need of someone to turn to for advice on how to deal [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO March 12 2007
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Why Plan?

You would think that anyone starting a business would have a well thought out and written business plan – wouldn’t [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO January 23 2007

It’s Easy To Be Green

As consumers have become more concerned about-and willing to spend money on-personal health and the environment, “green marketing” has created [...]

Bob Donnelly September 1 1995

Wanted: Technology Expertise

As technology transforms business around the globe, the need for employees with technical expertise becomes ever more critical. Problem is, [...]

Bob Donnelly June 1 1995

Soul Brothers And The Future

Founders of companies rarely do it alone. Most go into business with one or more colleagues or friends. Some high [...]

Bob Donnelly May 1 1995

Keeping Up With The Customer

Many companies, large and small, think they can sell the same goods and services to the same buyers forever. Founders [...]

Bob Donnelly March 1 1995

What To Do WhenYou’re Not #1 Or #2

Though GE wrote it in stone, you can still succeed by breaking the commandment.

Bob Donnelly October 1 1990

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
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Getting Practical About Practicing Innovation: The Innovator’s DNA

True disruptive innovation is difficult to achieve. In their book, The Innovator’s DNA, academics from INSEAD, Harvard and BYU break down the inherent traits that disruptive innovators have in common: associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting.

Bob Donnelly Innovation August 9 2011
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What CEOs Can Learn From the Mailman

No matter what market your company is in, once your value proposition ages, customers will move on to the next faster, better, or cheaper solution for their changing requirements. Look at the USPS and then examples of how mail is handled in other countries and you’ll see the importance of reinventing your company to keep up with the times.

Bob Donnelly Innovation , Leadership & Strategy August 16 2011

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