Sydney Finkelstein
Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D, is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership & Strategy.

Dr. Finkelstein has established himself as one of the leading management thought leaders after publishing dozens of articles and 20 books on the topic—including the bestsellers Why Smart Executives Fail and Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent

Superbosses has taken corporate America by storm. Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, says, “Superbosses gives leaders a playbook to bring out the best in their people.” LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman calls it “a leadership guide for the Networked Age.”

Dr. Finkelstein's insights about high impact leadership cut to the core of effective management issues, and he backs his solutions with hard data. He holds degrees from Concordia University and the London School of Economics, as well as a Ph.D. from Columbia University in strategic management.
The award-winning play Hamilton made pretty much every shortlist of the top theatre experiences of the last two years. Sold-out performances continue unabated in New York all the while it has opened to tremendous fanfare in London. Finally, even I felt compelled to see it.  And I… didn’t love it. How could I? After all the hype, no...Full Article »
It’s more important for success than strategy, technology and even products. The only way for an organisation to survive and thrive long-term: the ability to generate and regenerate talent on a continual basis.But how? Having spent ten years studying this question, and even more time designing and delivering talent development programs and...Full Article »
Everyone wants a nice boss. And if a nice boss is one who respects me and my work, challenges me to get better and wants to see me grow as both a professional and a leader, then I’m for it too. But too many people look at a hard-charging boss and jump to the conclusion that he or she is a tyrant. Here’s what these people don’t get: just...Full Article »
With summer here, our thoughts naturally turn to BBQs, beaches, and vacations. It’s the time of year when you can easily find yourself daydreaming when you should be paying attention. And then, as if in a nightmare, you realize you are seated around a table, listening to people you don’t really want to hear from, people who are saying things...Full Article »
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on BBC Capital. It has been republished with permission.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...Full Article »
As a Ph.D student in the 1980s, I studied corporate proxy statements to research how much senior executives were paid. I pored through these documents to identify the highest earning managers in a company. I usually found the data in an easy-to-read table listing salary, bonus, and stock options.Try doing that today. The simple table is long gone...Full Article »