Steve Goldbach

Stop taking a “wait and see” approach as a leader and start provoking the future.

I host Deloitte Chief Strategy Officer and author, Steve Goldbach, who explains why leaders tend to act so tentatively in the face of uncertainty and then shares a powerful strategy to help leaders move forward more boldly and courageously.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Steve was a Partner at Monitor Group and head of its New York Office and head of strategy at Forbes.

He’s a globally recognized strategist, author and thought leader.

Steve helps executives and their teams transform their organizations by making challenging and pragmatic strategy choices in the face of uncertainty. He focuses his work on clients and industries undergoing large scale transformation. Steve helps companies combine rigor and creativity to create their own future.

Steve has co-authored two bestselling books – Detonate: Why – and how – corporations must blow up best practices (and bring a beginner’s mind) to survive (Wiley, 2018), and Provoke: How leaders shape the future by overcoming fatal human flaws (Wiley, 2021).

Thinkers50 has nominated Steve as a finalist for the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award in Strategy and in 2021 for the Distinguished Leadership Award.

Steve holds degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston, where he serves on the Global Advisory Board of its Smith School of Business, and Columbia Business School. He and his wife live in Manhattan with their young daughter.

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WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What Steve learned going on a “public golf course" tour from coast to coast.
  • Steve’s first book, Detonate, and when you should use it at work.
  • Why leaders should “provoke” the future instead of  “creating” it.
  • A key leadership strategy when people disagree with you at work.
  • The benefits of writing a book as an executive.
  • How to get your company to support your book.
  • Why “humble curiosity’ is a success skill.

RESOURCES:

Detonate: Why – and how – corporations must blow up best practices (and bring a beginner’s mind) to survive (Wiley, 2018) by Geoff Tuff, Steve Goldbach

Provoke: How leaders shape the future by overcoming fatal human flaws (Wiley, 2021) by Geoff Tuff, Steve Goldbach

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