Superbosses exist in nearly every industry, from the glamorous to the mundane. They are defined by consistent success in their fields and their approach to finding, nurturing and developing talent. If you study the top fifty leaders in any field, as many as one-third will have once worked for a superboss. After ten years of research and more than two hundred interviews with superbosses including techlogy CEO Larry Ellison and fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren, Finkelstein explores this previously unidentified phemen - and shows how each of us can emulate their best tactics to create our own powerful networks of extraordinary talent.
Sydney Finkelstein is a professor of strategy and leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, as well as the Director of the Center for Leadership. He is a consultant and speaker to senior executives around the globe, as well as an executive coach, focusing on talent development, corporate governance, learning from mistakes, and strategies for growth. His books include Why Smart Executives Fail. He is listed in the 'Thinkers 50', the world's most prestigious ranking of leadership gurus.