Friday, May 25, 2012

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

What does it take to become an extraordinary boss? How do you compare to this standard? What can you do to improve yourself? One way to improve is to compare how you operate to the gold standard and then work on closing the gap.

Geoffrey James wrote an article entitled 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses in a recent entry on the Inc magazine website which is the source for this post. Below are a couple of the beliefs and what Geoffrey says about the beliefs. The full article is worth the read.

A company is a community not a machine. He means, "Extraordinary bosses see their company as a collection of individual hopes and dreams, all connected to a higher purpose. They inspire employees to dedicate themselves to the success of their peers and therefore to the community–and company–at large."

Motivation comes from vision, not from fear. Here he means, "Extraordinary bosses inspire people to see a better future and how they'll be a part of it. As a result, employees work harder because they believe in the organization's goals, truly enjoy what they're doing and (of course) know they'll share in the rewards."

All of Geoffrey's points have similar insight. Read the article, start to put these beliefs into your management style and enjoy the improvement.

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