The Sydcast is all about intimate and informative conversations with fascinating people you may not know. Until now. Because everyone has a story.
Listen in as Syd talks to entrepreneurs, community leaders, professional athletes, politicians, academics, authors, musicians, and many more about who they are and how they got there.
Sydney Finkelstein is an award winning professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a best-selling author of Superbosses and 25 other books. He’s written for the Harvard Business Review, the BBC, Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and more academic journals than you’d care to know about. He spends his time asking questions, and sometimes, even answering them.
Running a university is one of the toughest jobs there is. Meet Phil Hanlon, Dartmouth College's 18th President, who will explain just what it takes to run an elite university.
Is there any job more difficult than being the President of a major university? Not only are you dealing with students and their parents as your core customers, you’ve also got to manage a group of professors whose tenure makes them remarkably independent of you and anyone else for that matter. As someone who has studied leaders in all sorts of organizations, it was so much fun for me to talk to Dartmouth’s President Phil Hanlon. Growing up in a small mining town in upstate New York where hardly anyone went to college, Phil ends up studying mathematics, becoming a professor (yes, a tenured one), and an academic administrator who has now led Dartmouth for almost six years. On the docket: finding great students, enhancing innovation, managing a controversial budget, and improving Dartmouth's culture and social climate.