How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent (2016.2)


关于本书 About the book

After ten years of research and more than two hundred interviews, Finkelstein has concluded that superbosses exist in nearly every industry, from the glamorous to the mundane. If you study the top fifty leaders in any field, as many as one-third will have once worked for a superboss.

By sharing the fascinating stories of superbosses and their protégés, Finkelstein explores a phenomenon that never had a name before. And he shows how each of us can emulate the best tactics of superbosses to create our own powerful networks of extraordinary talent.

本书金句 Key insights

● What does an iconoclast, an “inglorious bastard” and a nurturer have in common? These are all types of “superbosses.” Each type has a strength, and each can inspire workers in different ways.

● To run a nimble, successful business, a superboss needs three key qualities: vision, fearlessness and competitiveness.

● Superbosses have a certain something that creates a vortex around them, a personality that draws people in, energizing them and inspiring them. This “something” is often integrity and authenticity.

● A superboss is looking for people who “get it.” What does this mean? A superboss seeks out employees who are intelligent, creative and flexible.

● To win, you’ll need a team that is powerfully connected, working as a single unit to drive the boat to victory. So how do you get your team there? By combining professional bonds with emotional ties.