The B2B Revealed Podcast

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Are You a Superboss?

Today I’m speaking with Sydney Finkelstein, an expert in leadership and the author of the well-researched book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Must Master the Flow of Talent.

We first discuss the main archetypes of different superbosses (the iconoclasts, the nurturers, etc.) through a number of different examples of well-known business leaders.

Then we get into various factors that make superbosses tick alongside some sentiments that are tantamount to treason when talking to a superboss.

Sidney also shares how superbosses almost always leverage the apprenticeship model when it comes to growing new talent.

In This Episode

  • What is a superboss?
  • The research that went into the book, including hundreds of interviews.
  • The three archetypes of superbosses.
  • Confidence and why it matters in being a superboss.
  • Competitiveness and imagination in the workplace.
  • Integrity and being a superboss.
  • Why authenticity is essential for becoming a good leader.
  • On being a hands-on delegator.
  • Why apprenticeship can’t be beat.
  • Network development and talent spotting.


 2019-07-09  41m