8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

The best managers have a fundamental understanding of their company, the workplace itself, and team dynamics. In this article from Inc.com, award-winning business author Geoffrey James shares what he learned by interviewing some of the most successful CEOs in the world to discover their management secrets.

What did he discover? That the best of the best tend to share these eight core beliefs.

The truly extraordinary bosses demonstrate, consistently, the habits that define how ideal leaders behave – see what they get right.

The next step? Put these beliefs into action.


– Posted by Regan Kelly


IBM alumni, tell us: what would you add to this list?  Add your comments in the Leave a Reply field.

You’re Doing It Wrong: 9 Mistakes You’re (Probably) Making on LinkedIn

What separates the master networkers from the amateurs? The former tend not to make these 9 mistakes – 9 things that many are doing wrong on LinkedIn, and more importantly, how you can fix those mistakes.

Linkedin candy– By Greater IBM favorite Jeff Haden at Inc.com.


Jeff Haden learned much of what he knows about business and technology as he worked his way up in the manufacturing industry. Everything else he picks up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest leaders he knows in business. Follow him: @jeff_haden


What would you add to this list? Tell us in the Comments.

— Posted by Regan Kelly, Editor/Community Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

Be Happier at Work: Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

– from Inc.com

Sometimes the route to happiness depends more on what you don’t do. Happiness–in your business life and your personal life–is, more often than not,  a matter of subtraction, not addition. Think, for example, about what would happen if you were to stop doing these 10 things. Why not make an early 2013 resolution?

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7 Reasons Good Teams Become Dysfunctional – Get Yours Back on Track

Here are the most common habits of a dysfunctional team and how to fix them so you can get your group back on track.

by Matthew Swyers, Inc.com

Have you ever been part of a team that just can’t seem to get things done? Don’t despair, it happens more than you think.

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How is your team performing?

Read here about the most common habits of a dysfunctional team and how to fix them so you can get your group back on track.

Greater IBMers, has this happened to you? What would you add to this list?


About the author:

Matthew Swyers is the founder of The Trademark Company, a Web-based law firm specializing in protecting the trademark rights of small to medium-size businesses. The company is ranked No. 138 on the 2011 Inc. 500.