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# [How I realized the incredible impact that great bosses have](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/02/01/how-i-realized-the-incredible-impact-that-great-bosses-have/)
> he believed in me more than I did, and he bet a $100 million project on my vision
> Birdie allowed me to learn from my mistakes. And then he promoted me to vice president of Information Technology when I achieved success.
> Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent, calls a “superboss.”
> superbosses take chances on unconventional talent.
> Superbosses take raw talent and build self-confidence.
> They hire for intelligence, creativity, and flexibility — and are not afraid of people who may be smarter than they are.
> a “nurturer”: someone who coaches, inspires, and mentors.
> Bedell managed by a method he called “outstanding success possibilities.”
> Superbosses create master–apprentice relationships.
> They customize their coaching to what each protégé needs and are constant fonts of practical wisdom.
> A common trait of superbosses is the ability to delegate work and build jobs on the strengths of their subordinates.
> there is nothing that stops you from being a superboss. As you begin to achieve success, start helping others and nurturing your colleagues and subordinates.
*How did I get these highlights? First I sent the article to Instapaper from Reeder. In the Instapaper app for iOS on an iPad I read and highlighted passages that were interesting. At the bottom of the page in Instapaper there is an export option. That was sent to Drafts where I am writing this text. A few minutes ago I installed an extension for Drafts to sent to the WordPress app.