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When Core Values Are Strategic: How the Basic Values of Procter & Gamble Transformed Leadership at Fortune 500 Companies by Andy Butcher, Rick Tocquigny

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31. Bob Herbold

In his most recent book titled What’s Holding You Back?, Bob Herbold describes courageous leadership as a fine blend of insight, instinct, and decisiveness: the willingness and ability to follow the facts wherever they may lead. You must also realize that you often can’t get all the data you need, there are often multiple options, and each has pluses and minuses, yet you need to make a decision and get on with things. That delicate balance is the distillation of his wisdom gleaned from the vantage point of almost four decades’ leadership with two iconic businesses: Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Microsoft.

Describing the leadership insights he now shares through his own consultancy group as “almost 40 years of battle scars,” Herbold ...

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