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8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses
http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&articleID=5600151347363061808&ids=cjgRdzkUej8PdjoMcj0Oc30SdiMRejsPczwRc34Vcz0QcPAMc3oRb3wUdPwNcjkUdjgVd30Ne3AVdjkId3sUcjAOc3wMd3wQdz8Sc30SdiMUc3wNdz0PdzcTd3cNdj4Mc3oR&aag=true&freq=weekly&trk=eml-tod2-b-ttl-0&ut=0SQ ^ | April 23 2012 | Geoffery James

Posted on 04/30/2012 9:36:50 AM PDT by Quix

The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics. See what they get right.

A few years back, I interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. I learned that the "best of the best" tend to share the following eight core beliefs.

1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield.

Average bosses see business as a conflict between companies, departments and groups. They build huge armies of "troops" to order about, demonize competitors as "enemies," and treat customers as "territory" to be conquered.

Extraordinary bosses see business as a symbiosis where the most diverse firm is most likely to survive and thrive. They naturally create teams that adapt easily to new markets and can quickly form partnerships with other companies, customers ... and even competitors.

2. A company is a community, not a machine.

Average bosses consider their company to be a machine with employees as cogs. They create rigid structures with rigid rules and then try to maintain control by "pulling levers" and "steering the ship."

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.

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The rest of the items are:

3. Management is service, not control.
4. My employees are my peers, not my children.
5. Motivation comes from vision, not from fear.


6. Change equals growth, not pain.
7. Technology offers empowerment, not automation.
8. Work should be fun, not mere toil.


I think the whole article is worth reading at the link.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Reference; Society
KEYWORDS: administration; business; environment; jobculture; sourcetitlenoturl
I received this via an email today and thought it worth sharing.

In this era of shrinking jobs, I've observed that some managers seem to become MORE authoriTARIAN, harsh, punitive, dogmatic, acting more insecure, hostile, combative.

Employees feel desperate, threatened, defensive, combative.

All such increases the cortisol in the blood stream and shortens everyone's life as well as making whatever life is left fairly miserable.

The qualities of the excellent bosses are worth pondering and owning, incorporating into one's leadership and organization--even churches. If there's ever an era needing Christ-like managers and workers, it is now.

1 posted on 04/30/2012 9:37:01 AM PDT by Quix
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To: Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; aragorn; auggy; ...

END TIMES PING LIST PING


2 posted on 04/30/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Thanks, appreciate your goodhearted thread. All blessings, Joya


3 posted on 04/30/2012 9:42:13 AM PDT by Joya (www.raptureready.com)
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To: Quix
9. Our society offers unlimited ability to slack off. People work here because they want to work. My job is to make that as easy and rewarding as possible.

10. No one knows a job better than the person actually doing it. Tell them what needs to be done, not how to do it. Recognize and reward innovation.

11. Delegate, don't dump.

4 posted on 04/30/2012 9:42:21 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1196 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still...])
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To: null and void

EXCELLENT ADDITIONS.

THX THX.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

More direct link:
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-core-beliefs-of-extraordinary-bosses.html


6 posted on 04/30/2012 9:50:03 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

THX THX

I should have noticed that but didn’t.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 9:51:46 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

12) Remember this Reagan Quote - “You can accomplish much if you don’t care who gets the credit”


8 posted on 04/30/2012 9:51:55 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

Absolutely indeed.

And if one is not always posturing and posing, scratching, clawing and competing . . . stepping on top of folks

to prove that one’s manhood is longer.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 9:54:01 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

From the mind of Scott Adams.

10 posted on 04/30/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar

I used to read Dilbert often. Now the only time I see any of those strips is when someone posts one on here.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 10:02:56 AM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: Quix

Many of these management techniques, if I am not mistaken, are intrinsic to good military leadership, and I know that some of them are central to the leadership techniques taught to young officers in the Marine Corps’ Basic School.
I am reminded of the plaque that hangs in the administrative wing of The Basic School:

“In every war, Marines have borne a heavy burden far out of proportion to their limited numbers. This fact stands as a silent tribute to the individual Marine. Our present Basic School student will soon be leading Marines. It is your mission to educate this young officer and thereby make him worthy of this privilege.”

I look forward to comments from business people and those with a military background.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 10:07:00 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Hodar

LOL

None are so blind as those who WILL NOT

SEE.

And the Eloi walked calmly into the jaws of the Morlach’s caverns to be served as dinner.

Some folks see eternal priorities even in the trying times we live in.

Others don’t.

It seems these challenging times make some folks better and some folks worse.

Praise God for bosses and leaders who are quality bosses and leaders.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 10:07:47 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix
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"I Love to Fire People" ...

Mitt Romney ...


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14 posted on 04/30/2012 10:10:25 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: paterfamilias

It seemed to me that in many respects, the Navy, at least, was structured to minimize the damage a horrid boss could do while somewhat blunting the glory a great boss could earn. I know that wasn’t strictly true.

There were excellent Navy officers and certainly there were also some jerks. ... as there were E-6’s and up.

The !!!CONTROL!!! freak stuff could be outrageous, however.

I’m glad to hear that the Marine Corps is training for such values.

Trust is such a critical issue in leadership. And when trust is lost, it’s dreadfully hard to restore. . . . for many, in many situations, it’s impossible.

Too many of the Marines that came through the Navy Credo program in San Diego where I worked for 2 years . . . seemed to have been well trained as unthinking, undiscerning killing machines.

The staff felt—some of us—that there might be a place for such folks in the defense of liberty . . . but the sad horrors it brought to the lives of the men so trained . . . and their families were dreadful to observe.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 10:15:10 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Bookmark


16 posted on 04/30/2012 10:17:14 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Horrid.

However,

OThuga loves to

KILL PEOPLE—THE MORE THE BETTER.

I think I’d rather my loved ones were fired vs genocidally murdered by a demonized Marxist traitor satanist to the hilt. Not that Marxist Mit isn’t on that same team. I just don’t see him AS GLEEFUL about killing. I think they both make horrid leaders.

OThuga’s lying is probably a few levels worse than Marxist Mitt’s.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 10:17:57 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
"I Love to Fire People" ...

I think his quote was actually that he loved TO BE ABLE to fire people, although that's still not it.

I'm a business owner myself, although I don't currently have employees. If I did, I don't want to fire them. It means that I screwed up in hiring them.

18 posted on 04/30/2012 10:25:28 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Quix
OThuga loves to KILL PEOPLE—THE MORE THE BETTER

No, he has others doing his dirty work. Out of sight and out of mind.

19 posted on 04/30/2012 10:27:01 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Technically, you’re likely right.

I do suspect, however, that he loves to order it done.

. . . when his puppet masters allow him to.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix
Good list, with three small addendums.... 6. Change equals growth, not pain. ...But change for change's sake is never positive. If improvements are offered through change, then it's worthwhile. Otherwise, stability is more important to promote.

7. Technology offers empowerment, not automation. ...It offers both. To say otherwise is disingenuous.

8. Work should be fun, not mere toil. Sometimes it's one, sometimes the other. If it was 100% fun, then there'd be no need for compensation.

Otherwise, not too bad. :-)

21 posted on 04/30/2012 10:33:50 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Quix

Ping


22 posted on 04/30/2012 10:42:35 AM PDT by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Quix

The differences in management styles are beautifully illustrated in the movie “Moby Dick”, as the three boats are chasing the Great White Whale.

In one boat, the First Mate is berating the oarsmen, and calling them names to make them row faster.

The second boat has Starbuck quietly urging and encouraging the men to row steady and together.

And the third boat has Captain Ahab sharing his creepy obsession with his crew. Eventually he starts rowing too! :-)
I always thought that was a fascinating scene!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryIK9TLAoAs&feature=related


23 posted on 04/30/2012 10:51:41 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: wbill

AGREED.

THX


24 posted on 04/30/2012 10:54:30 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: left that other site; Dengar01

INDEED.

Dengar01 you may find this thread interesting.


25 posted on 04/30/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 04/30/2012 10:58:35 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Quix
Management is service, not control.

I've always liked this one. If I EVER get to manage a group of people, I'm going to tell them that their job is to make me look good, and by the same token my job is to make THEM look good. win-win. Also that another part of my job is to get the obstacles that are holding them back out of the way.

27 posted on 04/30/2012 10:58:57 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

context, context


28 posted on 04/30/2012 11:03:21 AM PDT by brivette
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To: null and void

YEah, enabling them to work on the job that requires their specialized skills, not all the bullshite that the rest of the company harrumph... (hr) would like to see.


29 posted on 04/30/2012 11:03:40 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: paterfamilias
Sun Tsu’s Art of War and Michael Porter's “Competitive Strategy/Competitive Analysis” were the best books on business I’ve read.
30 posted on 04/30/2012 11:16:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: brivette

LOL ... LOL ... LOL ...


31 posted on 04/30/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: ichabod1

ABSOLUTELY INDEED.

Excellent perspective and practical, as well.


32 posted on 04/30/2012 11:22:11 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

“I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves.”

This hasn’t changed. Be aware that there are children of THE WORD and children of the world. And the children of the world will join the pack to devour you.


33 posted on 04/30/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

“I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves.”

This hasn’t changed. Be aware that there are children of THE WORD and children of the world. And the children of the world will join the pack to devour you.


QUITE SO.

QUITE SO.


34 posted on 04/30/2012 11:35:33 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

Thanks for the ping!


35 posted on 05/01/2012 9:06:59 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; aragorn; auggy; ...

Thanks for your kind reply Angel-Gal.

BTW,

My latest book was just uploaded to Amazon Kindle Direct publishing and should be available by tomorrow evening, if not sooner.

Anyone I know who’s interested can FREEPMAIL me for the title. It will only be available on/for Kindle.


36 posted on 05/01/2012 9:24:16 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

10-4! I have Kindle app on tablet. Thanks


37 posted on 05/01/2012 9:33:32 AM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Quix

Thanks for letting us know, dear brother in Christ!


38 posted on 05/01/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Quix

Good stuff!


39 posted on 05/02/2012 8:30:37 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Si cum canibus magnis currere non potes, sta in portico.)
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