9 results for tag: Sydney Finkelstein


Darth Vader, Yoda and How to be a Superboss

Darth Vader and the Emperor were onto something. We may not agree with how they did it (murder and oppression should never be options), but they did rule the galaxy for a long time and laid the foundation for an enduring empire that's still powerful... in ...
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SUPERBOSSES: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent

Larry Ellison. Lorne Michaels. Ralph Lauren. Tommy Frist. Bill Walsh. And a dozen others. Business leaders with tremendous track records who all have something else in common: They helped develop the best talent in their industries, who in turn helped them ...
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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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Learn Something New Every Day

Schools are back in session. For many of us that is in many ways the start of yet another year. No matter how old we may get, no matter if our own children are all grown up, we spent so many years, formative years, thinking of going back to school as 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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