Faculty Directory

Sydney Finkelstein

Steven Roth Professor of Management

Areas of Expertise

Leadership and strategy


Strategic Leadership


PhD, Columbia University, 1988; MSc, London School of Economics, 1981; BComm, Concordia University, 1980


Sydney Finkelstein’s approach to leadership and strategy focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of executive talent. His widely read research analyzes how capable leaders make bad decisions and, ultimately, fail. He teaches the core course Analysis for General Managers.