6 results for author: Sydney Finkelstein


Why We Loathe Leadership Training

It's more important for success than strategy, technology, and even products. The only way for an organization to survive and thrive long-term:  the ability to generate and regenerate talent on a continual basis. But how?  Of all the things we do to ...
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The Leadership Delusion Keeping You From Promotion

Do you ever wonder how Google, or Amazon, seem to know what you’re interested in before you even typed in a search term or keyword? Or even in the analog world why it is that you might get a different cover story on your favorite magazine than your next ...
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3 Traits That Will Get You Hired By the Best Bosses

There's a secret of success that even the best business and career books rarely mention. But if you've paid attention to the movers and shakers in your industry, you might have noticed that a surprising number of those headliners will have worked for the ...
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Don’t Bother Hiring the “Perfect” Candidate

Sydney Finkelstein made a name for himself as a management professor who focused his research on failure. In an earlier book, Why Smart Executives Fail (Portfolio 2004), he examined the traits of leaders and managers who seemed to have all the right stuff, ...
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How to Find Work That Won’t Make You Hate Monday Mornings

It's the end of a life of studies and exams for millions of university graduates. You're marching to get a diploma and embarking on the beginning of "real life" as an adult, where you are now the CEO of your own life. It's a huge promotion from doing what ...
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How to Create World-Class Talent

It's more important for success than strategy, technology, and even products. The only way for an organization to survive and thrive long-term:  the ability to generate and regenerate talent on a continual basis. But how? Having spent 10 years studying ...
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