Robert M. Donnelly

Robert M. Donnelly
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Robert M. 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.

How Building a CEO Brand Can also Build a Better Company

Peter Drucker, the guru of modern management theory, said these now famous words: “the purpose of a business is to create a customer, and the purpose of the leader is to grow the value of the customer.”

Lessons From a Dysfunctional Board

Board members at General Motors get paid $200,000 annually – and for what?

The Real Value of Key Performance Indicators

Planning anticipates the inevitable, but if you are not contemplating the inevitable, then you will be surprised when it arrives. The major reason why companies are surprised is because they do not have the right key performance indicators (KPIs).

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.

The $44 Million One Day CEO

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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