Do you want to know how the best managers generate and re-generate exceptional talent? Are you ready to learn how to lead from the best of the best? If so, The Superboss Playbook for Managers is your opportunity to learn the best practices used by top industry leaders to shape unconventional, creative, and high-performance talent.
So what is a superboss? In short, a superboss is a leader who creates other leaders. They have particular characteristics and leadership styles that help them develop talent in ways unlike your average manager. Superbosses are always at the top of their industries and aim to get the best out of the people that work for them, in turn producing other industry leaders. You may recognize the names of some famous superbosses, such as Ralph Lauren, Lorne Michaels, and Larry Ellison, but you don't need to be a household name to be a superboss. ANYONE CAN BE A SUPERBOSS, and this course gives you a step-by-step playbook to adopt the most important superboss practices.
My name is Sydney Finkelstein, and I've been a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for 25 years. My book Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent was the result of a 10-year research project into the secrets of the superboss. I interviewed hundreds of individuals, spanning many industries, but superbosses all have one thing in common - they spawn top-tier talent. I've created this course to give you insight into how these managers work with their employees to achieve phenomenal success and how you can too.
Specifically, this course will cover:
What a superboss is, including the characteristics and types of superbosses
How to determine the superboss traits you currently have and those you can develop
Recruiting exceptional (and often unusual) talent
Energizing and motivating your team using high expectations and an uncompromising vision
Unleashing creativity by embracing change, taking risks, and learning from mistakes
Embracing your role as a teacher and developing your employees using a master-apprentice relationship
Building collaborative and competitive teams and lucrative employee networks
I've also included activities in every section to help you put these lessons into practice immediately within your teams. While the lectures are meant to give you insight into how other superbosses have succeeded, the activities are your chance to start establishing your own superboss identity. Use the activities as stepping stones to figure out which superboss practices work well for you and your team.
I know that this course will not only introduce you to how the best managers lead their teams and industries, but will provide you with actionable tips to start leading like a superboss today. If you're ready to take your leadership and talent management to the next level, please join me in this course!
CPE (Continuing Professional Education)
Describe the characteristics of a superboss.
List the three different types of superbosses.
Recognize what superbosses look for in the people they hire.
Explain why superbosses are attracted to untapped talent pools.
State how superbosses motivate their employees.
Describe why vision is important.
Describe how superbosses unleash the creativity of the people around them.
Define the term “opportunity spotter.”
Recognize what superbosses do differently than other bosses when it comes to developing talent.
Describe why superbosses value their networks so much.
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