Have started seeing a few blogs mention that Dell CEO Kevin Rollins’ head is about to roll. The drumbeat for someone to blame for Dell’s slippage usually begins a few months before reality hits. The problems at Dell have been exasperated by HP’s terrific quarterly performance and Dell’s postponement of its third quarter numbers. Dell cited the “complexity” of an ongoing investigation of the company by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
My experience is that someone has to pay for reputation damage before a company can move on. As our research continues to show, the CEO usually takes most of the blame regardless of the circumstances. The Dell clock is probably ticking.