"Book titles do not get a lot more arresting than "Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami?" But there is more to this pithy treatise on everybody’s favorite subject of engagement than that.. it is a straight-talking look at why big companies typically fall short with an introduction to some smart principles..”
-- Roger Trapp, Forbes
"The new principles of engagement, as well as the dysfunctions of the old, are well illustrated in a new book, "Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami?" by Steven D. Goldstein. He speaks from a wealth of personal experience in private equity, as well as top executive positions... [Steve] defined five key engagement principles which resonate with me as just as relevant for new business founders as mature business executives."
-- Marty Zwilling, The Huffington Post
“Straight-forward and transformative at the same time, Goldstein’s book offers brilliant new strategies to resolve even the most entrenched and complex problems. Following his wise advice will enable your workforce to be able to focus more closely on the business at hand—resulting in a nimble, forward-thinking, and successful organization!”
“We live in an increasingly complex and changing world; yesterday’s formulas for attaining success simply no longer apply. Steve Goldstein’s Five Principles take us out of our comfortable routines—providing us with the courage to act anew and a straight-forward wisdom that will lead to meaningful rewards.”
“Steve is one of those leaders who can operate equally well in large and small companies, from American Express to Silicon Valley start-ups. Not only is he equally adept at operating up and down the scale of businesses, he’s also great at both strategy AND implementation, a very rare combination. This book is the distillation of a long, successful, business career, and is a must read for any leader who understands that engagement is essential for successful results. Every leader will find that Steve’s Five Principles of Engagement break it down in a way that they can easily see what they need to do.”
"Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami offers a treasure trove of leadership insight. Discover why you should question everything, break the meeting habit, and recognize that the best suggestions often don't come from inside the C-Suite but from the window washers on the other side of the glass. Steven Goldstein is a natural storyteller with a lifetime of experience and wisdom to boot."
''Having known and worked with Steve for more than 25 years, I have seen first-hand the powerful effects from applying the principles laid out in this book. Steve is a wonderful story teller with a gift for engagement with others and the challenges at hand. And, his stories are the best possible kind: funny and wise.''
''I loved Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? from the first time I heard about it, especially since I often encounter dysfunctional companies. Steve's vast corporate and entrepreneurial experience serves the reader well by avoiding consultant jargon, buzzwords and complex theories and instead offers a straightforward, accessible and hands on approach to managing people, customers and business operations that everyone in business can relate to and learn from. His often amusing and always instructive stories are a bonus! Enjoy!''
''Steve's book pulls you in right from the very beginning with a hilarious (but unfortunately not uncommon) story of corporate dysfunction. He then goes on to describe and illustrate five principles of engagement that will guide executives, middle managers and leaders of all stripes in successfully running their organization. Through engagement with their employees, customers and even themselves, leaders will find a goldmine of insightful and practical advice in this book.''