What makes a great leader? The topic, by all accounts is very close to Mike Gould’s heart, “It is the single most important thing any of us do, regardless of what we do.”
Mike Gould, one of the most accomplished leaders in all of retail, recently retired as CEO from Bloomingdale’s after a 23-year career. He spoke to a group of industry executives, FIT students and faculty on April 8th at a meeting of the Retail Marketing Society in NYC.
During his wide-ranging talk, he emphasized, “At the end of the day, what people remember are the opportunities you gave them to grow and to become more than they thought they could be; not the numbers that mesmerize our daily lives.”
How does Mike lead? He stressed that people come first; nurturing their growth and providing opportunities are the mark of a good leader. [Read more...]