A good boss leads their team. A superboss builds an army of new leaders. Which would you rather be?
What do tecUology CEO Larry Ellison, American football coach Bill Walsh and fashion pioneer Ralph Lauren have in common? A shared approach to finding, nurturing and even letting go of great people. The way they deal with talent makes them more than success stories and organization builders. They are superbosses.
After ten years of research and more than two hundred interviews, Sydney Finkelstein reveals how great leaders identify promising newcomers and inspire them to do their best work - while building stronger companies. And he shows how each of us can create our own networks of extraordinary talent.
"I couldn't agree more with Sydney Finkelstein: innovation is part of the leadership DNA. The best bosses - superbosses - must foster a culture of innovation, encourage smart risk taking, remove obstacles and drive change. They demand world-class performance and empower their teams to achieve it. Superbosses gives leaders a playbook to bring out the best in their people".
Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric
"Superbosses is the rare business book that is chock-full of new, useful, and often unexpected ideas. After you read this gem, you will never go about leading, evaluating, and developing talent in quite the same way".
Robert Sutton, author of The No Asshole Rule