In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, we interview Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.
Drawing on some of the key points from his book, Finkelstein explores the different ways managers of all personality types bring out the best in people.
He discusses the importance of seeing people as individuals and the need for leaders to customize how they work with each person.
Finkelstein also addresses the challenge of delegation. He explains that Superbosses don’t delegate and forget. They roll up their sleeves on a day-to-day basis to help direct and support the work along the way.
Finally, Finkelstein looks at how a paradoxical approach to management works best. Through examples of leaders at a wide variety of companies, the author points out how Superbosses maintain a dual focus on people and results, collaboration and competition, and creating a performance culture…
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