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Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses

Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses
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. 2. Average bosses consider their company to be a machine with employees as cogs. Extraordinary bosses see their company as a collection of individual hopes and dreams, all connected to a higher purpose. 3. Average bosses want employees to do exactly what they're told. 4. Average bosses see employees as inferior, immature beings who simply can't be trusted if not overseen by a patriarchal management. 5.

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Companies overcoming challenges with creativity and camaraderie The World Economic Forum recently outlined the trends to watch out for in the coming year, and the list could be viewed as very worrying indeed for any business that doesn’t relish a challenge. A lack of global leadership, deepening income inequality, persistent jobless growth and the rise of geostrategic competition were all highlighted at the top of the report. However, the sign of a great businessperson is to rise above problems and buck trends. Virgin has built its reputation as a challenger brand over five decades, taking on giants in sectors as diverse as travel, telecoms, music and finance. We’ve seen all sorts of market conditions, economic, political and crises and continued to adapt and develop along the way. The ability to welcome competition and take on challenges has certainly evident in the new Fast Track 100 companies.

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How Hiring Single Moms to Provide Customer Support put Mindvalley in the Top 2% of all Support Teams - Mindvalley Blog It’s not just our customers who inspire us. The people we hire for our team often have amazing life stories and experiences of their own, and we love discovering these because of how it has shaped them as individuals, led them to our door and put them side by side with our mission to help people lead happier lives and be extraordinary. A few years back we decided to expand our Customer Support team and open a support center in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a hotbed for customer support centers with even major companies like having teams there.

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