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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Lessons in Corporate Culture From General Motors

The current series of quality issues that have resulted in the deaths of drivers of GM cars highlights a number of challenges in corporate culture and ethics for CEOs.

Bob Donnelly Change Leadership , Innovation , Leadership July 7 2014

The $44 Million One Day CEO

We have to do better on CEO compensation or it will be the undoing of business.

Bob Donnelly CEO Compensation , CEO Life July 23 2012

Who is Minding the Store? Lessons for CEOs from the Mismanagement of HP

James Bandler has written a thorough expose’ on “How HP Lost Its Way” in the 2012 – Fortune 500 issue, which is another lesson in how not to manage for CEOs, and their Boards.

Bob Donnelly Leadership & Strategy June 20 2012

What’s New in Business Management?

Every CEO should be developing a strategy to inculcate innovation in the fabric of their company so that they have a sustainable unique value proposition which gives them a competitive advantage by creating an emotional bond with their customers.

Bob Donnelly Leadership & Strategy May 14 2012

Who Is Managing Your Marketing?

We recently witnessed several recent marketing fiascos that begs an answer to the age old question – who is in charge of marketing?

Bob Donnelly Marketing & Sales February 13 2012

5 Steps to Build a Bridge to the Life You Want

The secret to life’s success involves a plan – one that is reviewed and tweaked at regular intervals.

Bob Donnelly CEO Life January 9 2012

It’s All About Removing Hassles: Demand

When it comes to creating demand, it’s not the first mover that wins, it’s the first to create and capture the emotional space in the market, what the author refers to as the “magnetic”.

Bob Donnelly Operations November 25 2011

The CEO’s Marketing Dilemma: What’s Our Niche?

Every CEO must carefully compare their firms’ unique resources with specific customer’s changing requirements and select those that the organization can satisfy better than their competitors. When this is done well and promoted effectively your brand will “own” a position in the mind of a certain set of customers.

Bob Donnelly Marketing & Sales October 28 2011

What’s the Value Proposition of the New HP Brand?

When you think of HP what brand image immediately comes to mind? PC’s, laptops, printers – right? They are the world’s largest PC manufacturer. It’s what sets them apart from their competitors and is encapsulated in their value proposition. No wonder the stock went down 20 percent on the restructuring announcement.

Bob Donnelly Technology August 30 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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