Great Bosses

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# [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.