Blog – Steve D Goldstein
3 Ways You Can Blow Up Silos in Your Company

3 Ways You Can Blow Up Silos in Your Company

The only place where silos work well is on a farm, most likely storing grain after it has been harvested. Unfortunately, silos have been around in large organizations for decades – in companies, universities, hospital systems, religious organizations – basically everywhere. Silos are the antithesis of collaboration, cooperation and any other activity that promotes leveraging […]

What Could The Leaders of Foot Locker, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Other Retailers Have Done Differently?

What Could The Leaders of Foot Locker, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Other Retailers Have Done Differently?

Regrettably, it has become a regular occurrence to hear news stories about major retailers either closing down hundreds of locations or shutting down entirely. The most recent example is Toys ‘R’ Us, which announced the total liquidation of both Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us properties. According to CNN Money, over 31,000 employees are losing […]

Don’t Hire from the Outside:  5 Tips to Engage with Your Teams To Be Ready for the Next Challenge

Don’t Hire from the Outside:  5 Tips to Engage with Your Teams To Be Ready for the Next Challenge

I have participated in and reviewed hundreds of succession planning sessions whose results indicated that there were several qualified leaders ready to step in to most, if not all key positions should they become vacant.  While I have not tracked the data, my belief is that outsiders were brought in more than half of the […]

EQ Helps Leaders More than IQ:  Learn How These 4 Scenarios Can Help You Become A Better Leader

EQ Helps Leaders More than IQ: Learn How These 4 Scenarios Can Help You Become A Better Leader

Picture this: you have an exceptional employee who has proven herself time and time again. She shows an outstanding work ethic, meets all deadlines, and rarely ever uses PTO. You expect great things from her and she always delivers. Then, out of the blue, she announces her resignation. Clearly surprised, you speak with the employees […]

Salesforce’s CEO Empowers His Team With His Own Energy. Here’s How You Can Too.

Salesforce’s CEO Empowers His Team With His Own Energy. Here’s How You Can Too.

Salesforce’s CEO Marc Benioff has been dubbed “Tech’s Mad Genius” and “The Decade’s Top Innovator” for a reason. Forbes recently published an article about the tech giant’s dynamic leader and his strategy for success. Benioff created Salesforce with the desire to innovate and disrupt an industry that seems to aways been in flux. To enter […]