Superbosses

superbossesWhat a book.  I had seen it recommended and snatched it up when I had the chance.

This book is about bosses who grow bosses, not about how to be a nice or well liked boss.  It’s about the bosses whose teams go on to grow other great leaders.

I was most surprised to see that some of the superbosses were awful to work for, but their people still launched into great positions and credited bosses they didn’t even like for getting their start.  That’s definitely not me.  I found the examples like Alice Waters more helpful.  A major chef whose sous chefs have gone on to open some of the best restaurants in the world.  They credited as little as 6 months of working in her kitchen as critical in setting the direction of their careers.  Fascinating.

I loved the different perspectives and the writing was good.  I’d recommend this book to anyone who wants to run a team that trains new leaders.  How to lead and teach at the same time (not always easy when under great stress!).

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