What is the “beginner’s mind” & why is it important for leaders to understand?


Steven Goldbach (Author & Chief Strategy Officer at Deloitte)

Steven Goldbach explains why he believes the concept of the “beginner’s mind” from Zen Buddhism is important for business leaders to understand and utilize. He talks about the importance of leaders being able to be open to different possibilities particularly when it comes to creating innovative customer solutions.



About Author

Steven Goldbach

Author & Chief Strategy Officer at Deloitte

Steven is Chief Strategy Officer at Deloitte and is also a member of the Deloitte US Executive Leadership Team. Steve helps executives and their teams transform their organizations by making challenging and pragmatic strategy choices in the face of uncertainty. He is an architect, expert practitioner, and teacher of the variety of strategy methodologies developed and used by Monitor Deloitte over the years. Steve is a co-author of Detonate: Why – and How – Corporations need to Blow up Best Practices (and Bring a Beginner’s Mind) to Survive.

Interviewed By

Tracey Fitzpatrick

Tracey Fitzpatrick

Sarder TV Anchor & Former Market News Video Anchor

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