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. Donnelly is a regular contributor to Chief Executive magazine and is the author of "Personal Brand Planning for Life."


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Marketing Reminder for CEOs

Brands only get one opportunity to own a position

Bob Donnelly Branding , Marketing , Small Business September 2 2010

CEO Surprises

How customers and technological advances can shake things up.

Bob Donnelly Corporate Finance , Small Business October 13 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

CEOs’ Balancing Act

How to keep creativity alive in a growing bureaucracy.

Bob Donnelly Innovation , Small Business , Strategy December 3 2010

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

How CEOs Can Keep the Team Focused

Causes of disunity and solutions for leaders.

Bob Donnelly February 7 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

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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