Last week, I wrote about a great article in Inc. magazine, "8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses." Some of the tidbits worth noting in the article were as follows:
* Average bosses see business as conflict and build "armies" for the fight; extraordinary bosses create teams that attempt to more easily adapt to the market.
*Average bosses view their company as a machine with rigid structures and rules; extraordinary bosses see their employees as a collection of individual hopes and dreams all connected to a higher purpose or goal.
*Average bosses want employees to do exactly as they are told; extraordinary bosses set direction and ask employees to commit themselves to getting the job done.
*Average bosses view their employees as children; unlike extraordinary bosses who view their employees as peers.
*Extraordinary bosses motivate through vision not fear.
*Extraordinary bosses embrace change while average bosses see change as complicated and threatening.
*Extraordinary bosses use technology for creativity purposes while average bosses see it as a way to increase control and dependence.
*Extraordinary bosses see work as something that should be inherently enjoyable while average bosses see it as a necessary evil.
These are great tidbits for a leader to work into his or her repertoire.