In the Media

Mentions & Appearances

Fortune India

Feb 08, 2019 // Mentions Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the role a board plays in monitoring strategy, talent, and culture. In his book Superbosses, Finkelstein makes the case for giving talent and leadership succession highest priority for companies.
View at Fortune India

What Kind of Boss Are You?

Feb 08, 2019 // An excerpt from The Superbosses Playbook, a new companion workbook to Superbosses, by Sydney Finkelstein. In the excerpt, Finkelstein illustrates how managers should approach hiring and working with subordinates that perform at their level, challenge them, or even outshine them.
View at Thrive Global

How to Be a Good Boss (That People Actually Want to Work For)

Jan 16, 2019 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about how to treat employees and provide support. Finkelstein says that managers should focus on developing high potential employees by helping them be the best versions of themselves and leveraging their skills — without retention being the focus.
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3 Lessons Startups Can Learn From Silicon Valley

Nov 16, 2018 // Mentions Sydney Finkelstein in an article highlighting three lessons startups can learn from Silicon Valley success stories. One lesson is to focus on employee growth rather than retention, an idea Finkelstein espouses in his book, Superbosses.
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"Proud of the Work"

Nov 01, 2018 // In an interview with Harvard Business Manager, Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, discusses his book Superbosses, what makes a good leader, and how leaders can find success.
View at Harvard Business Manager

What Stan Lee Knew About Managing Creative People

Nov 13, 2018 // "Lee wasn’t perfect—no person is. Ultimately, he repositioned comics, professionalized the industry, and launched the careers of dozens of proteges. It’s a legacy any boss would call super," says Sydney Finkelstein.
View at Harvard Business Review

Top Tech Companies like Netflix and Linkedin Say They Have No Problem with Employees Interviewing for Other Jobs — in Fact, They Might Want to Help

Nov 01, 2018 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about top technology companies encouraging employees to pursue opportunities outside of the organization.
View at Business Insider

Enter through One Door and Exit through Another: How to Be an Innovator in Developing Your Career

Oct 14, 2018 // Mentions Superbosses by Sydney Finkelstein in an article about how to continually innovate throughout your career. Forbes writes that one way to be an innovator is to lead others, and suggests Superbosses to refine your leadership skills.
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Hate Talking on the Phone? This Interview Is for You

Jul 24, 2018 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the rise of text-based interview platforms. Finkelstein says that, in order to prepare for a text-based interview, candidates should spend time evaluating their past text conversations to see if their style of communication could potentially mislead or be misinterpreted.
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Leslie Moonves Stands His Ground—for CBS and His Legacy

May 29, 2018 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the ongoing legal battle between CBS and its parent company National Amusements, and the two executives at the center, Leslie Moonves and Shari Redstone. Finkelstein says the back-and-forth threatens to get personal.
View at Variety

Cultures Change When Leaders Teach

May 08, 2018 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about how business leaders should approach their roles as though they are teachers. “Teaching is not merely an extra for good managers; it's an integral responsibility. If you're not teaching, you're not really leading,” Finkelstein says.
View at The Korea Times

Why Bad Managers Continue to Make Bad Decisions

May 22, 2018 // Quotes Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions by Andrew Campbell, Jo Whitehead, and Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
View at The Manila Times

Now Emoting in the Corner Office: The Oversharing CEO

May 01, 2018 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the trend of chief executives sharing personal information with their coworkers.
View at The Wall Street Journal

Find the Creative Leader in You

Mar 30, 2018 // Mentions Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management and faculty director of the Center for Leadership, in an article about how to become a more creative leader. Finkelstein says that innovation is part of the leadership DNA.
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What Sets ‘Superbosses’ Apart from Other Leaders?

Mar 16, 2018 // In an interview with MIT Sloan Management Review, Sydney Finkelstein weighs in on how technology is changing the way business leaders operate. Finkelstein says that, while technology is impacting every level of business, the human touch is still critical.
View at MIT Sloan Management Review

Is This the Biggest Shift Needed When Managing Millennials?

Feb 26, 2018 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about management styles to employ with millennial workers. Finkelstein says business innovators such as Larry Ellison and Ralph Lauren set good examples by offering millennial employees creative freedom and the chance to do meaningful work.
View at Chartered Management Institute

The Best Leaders Are Teachers

Feb 06, 2018 // In a Facebook Live video for Harvard Business Review, Sydney Finkelstein discusses how the best leaders are also great teachers. Finkelstein says the qualifications for being a teacher aren't as high as some may think, and don't include a corner office or executive role.
View at Harvard Business Review

Talent Comes as a Team: Why Companies Should Hire Groups

Jan 06, 2018 // References The Wall Street Journal article “Why Companies Should Hire Teams, Not Individuals” by Sydney Finkelstein. Finkelstein writes that companies can bring in new energy and fresh ideas when hiring in teams, rather than by individual.
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Why Your Best People Have the Worst Safety Practices

Jan 01, 2018 // Cites Why Smart Executives Fail by Sydney Finkelstein in an article about how managers should spend the most time with their top employees, to maximize their talent and create an overall culture of excellence.
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Four Generations of Coaching Wisdom Created the NFL's Hottest Young Coach

Dec 29, 2017 // Features Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the connection between Hall of Fame football coach Bill Walsh and Sean McVay, the upstart head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.
View at Quartz