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Mentions & Appearances

Jeff Bezos’ Leadership Style Propelled Him to Become One of the Richest Men in the World. Here’s What You Can Learn from It.

Dec 28, 2022 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article examining Jeff Bezos' distinct leadership style. "His unwritten philosophy is courage and curiosity, which I found to be to the real hallmark of pretty much every great leader that I work with or study," Finkelstein says.
View at Insider

Dissent Is Not Disloyalty. Employers Must Accept This—The Earlier the Better

Dec 09, 2022 // Highlights Sydney Finkelstein and his book Why Smart Executives Fail in an article exploring the relationship between employee loyalty and disagreement with leadership decisions.
View at Moneycontrol

The Risks of Boomerang CEOs

Nov 21, 2022 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article examining “boomerang CEOs”—chief executives that return shortly after stepping down from their role.
View at Becker’s Hospital Review

‘Black Swans’ and ‘Perfect Storms’: Wall Street Reaches for Cliché to Excuse Your Withered 401(K)

Jul 07, 2022 // Sydney Finkelstein quoted in an article examining the use of clichés and buzzwords by business executives to explain the current economic climate.
View at WSJ

The Secrets of Superbosses And How You Can Become One

Jul 04, 2022 // Sydney Finkelstein joins the Leading The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan podcast to discuss his book Superbosses and what it takes for a business leader to become a superboss.
View at Leading The Future of Work

The Biggest Challenges for a Hybrid Workplace—and How to Overcome Them

May 17, 2022 // “Be smart about how you use the time you’ve got in person,” Sydney Finkelstein says in an article exploring how business leaders can best approach a hybrid workplace.
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Musk-Twitter Board Fight Is a Watershed Moment for Corporate Governance, Says Dartmouth’s Finkelstein

Apr 18, 2022 // Sydney Finkelstein joins CNBC to discuss Elon Musk’s attempt to overtake Twitter.
View at CNBC

Starbucks Needs a Better Leadership Plan than Howard Schultz

Mar 29, 2022 // Features Sydney Finkelstein in an article examining the potential ramifications of Howard Schultz returning as CEO of Starbucks.
View at CNN Business

Catie Griggs’ Unconventional Road to Mariners

Mar 19, 2022 // A feature story about Catie Griggs D’03, T’09, president of business operations for the Seattle Mariners. “She doesn’t show up other people. She's modest in that way; humble, really, which is a very important criteria characteristic for a leader,” Sydney Finkelstein says of Griggs.
View at MLB

How to Find Innovative, Practical Business Schools

Mar 11, 2022 // How to Find Innovative, Practical Business Schools
View at U.S. News & World Report

A Journey in Organizational Resiliency: Governance

Oct 11, 2021 // Mentions research by Sydney Finkelstein in an article about the importance of governance to establish a resilient company.
View at IBM Security Intelligence

How to Manage Managers

Jul 14, 2021 // Features Sydney Finkelstein in an article examining how business leaders should approach managing a team of managers.
View at Society for Human Resource Management

Who Can Defeat an Undefeatable Leader?

Jul 02, 2021 // Mentions research by Sydney Finkelstein in an opinion piece examining the pitfalls that can befall powerful business leaders.
View at BW Businessworld

Analysis: Bank of America Leaves Wall Street Wondering about Next CEO

Jun 10, 2021 // Quotes Sydney Finkelstein in an article about Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and the numerous considerations that will go into choosing his eventual successor.
View at Reuters

What Would Sydney Do? The Road to Becoming a Superboss

Nov 10, 2020 // As a guest on the WWDD podcast, Sydney Finkelstein discusses his research examining the best business leaders in the world, the traits that make them great leaders, why developing talent is a common trait among them, and much more.
View at What Would Deepali Do?

5 Steps to Creating Learner-Centered Content on Social Media

Nov 18, 2020 // An article examining how to employ social media as a teaching tool highlights a Harvard Business Review article written by Sydney Finkelstein exploring how many of the best business leaders are also great teachers.
View at Entrepreneur

How You Can Be an Effective Finance Leader during Volatile Times

Oct 12, 2020 // As a guest on the CFO 4.0 Podcast, Sydney Finkelstein discusses how COVID has affected the lives of many finance leaders around the globe, how new finance leaders can make a great first impression, and much more.
View at CFO 4.0 Podcast

Deconstructing Buhari’s Priority Areas

Sep 08, 2020 // Mentions Sydney Finkelstein and his book, Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it from Happening to You, in an opinion piece examining the priorities of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
View at The Sun

How to Make a Culture of Lifelong Learning Stick in Your Business

Aug 11, 2020 // An article about how businesses can promote learning within their companies highlights research by Sydney Finkelstein examining “Teacher-Leaders”— managers that emphasize on-going, intensive one-on-one tutoring of their direct reports.
View at Forbes

Hidden Dangers of Investing in Zombie Companies

Jul 19, 2020 // Mentions research by Sydney Finkelstein exploring zombie companies—firms that don’t earn enough to cover interest payments and are kept alive in part by central banks.
View at CEO Magazine