If you ask any CEO, “What keeps you up at night? What are you worried about?” — it’s always the same thing, right? How do I find the world’s best talent, how do I develop them & how do I retain them? Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at the Tuck School of Business and author of SuperBosses, discusses how legendary leaders continuously develop talent to ensure company success as well as creating the next generation of leaders:
1. How do they source talent and how do they find talent. These ‘superboss’ leaders are very open-minded. Anywhere they go, everywhere they go, their antennas are up to look for potential talent all the time. As a result, they often find people that have been bypassed by others, which creates opportunities for people.
2. They unleash creativity in the people around them and value it. This is important for everyone, particularly millennials. What do we want? We want a seat at the table and a chance to have an impact. High-aspiration people think that way. ‘Superboss’ leaders will give you that seat and expect you to produce and keep coming up with new ways of thinking, along with doing whatever your day job happens to be.
Read his article, Why Nurturing Talent Will Help Companies Survive the Pandemic