Leaders & Managers
From the nitty gritty of daily management to addressing your aspirations of leadership, this section for leaders & managers tells you how to make strong leadership decisions, build effective teams, delegate and stay above the everyday management muddle.
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If your small business operates more than one vehicle, chances are that you now (or will eventually) spend too much time managing the related maintenance and paperwork. An increasingly smart solution: Look into fleet-management services, which are no longer just for big businesses thanks to technology advances.
Ending an informal partnership is simple because there is no official entity to dissolve.
What do you do with company vehicles coming off their leases? Many employers now sell them to employees, a move that’s trending upward thanks to some attractive financial benefits and a new breed of technology to help manage the process.
Do you own a personal home that you rent out most of the year? If so, you can deduct expenses attributable to the rental property, including depreciation, maintenance, mortgage interest, property taxes and insurance.
Mastering the art of gratitude, said the stoic Roman philosopher Seneca, is the most important leadership skill. Here’s what he meant:
When Italian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini sent the score for his new opera Norma to the soprano who was to sing the title role back in 1831, she refused to perform it.
President James Monroe tends to come up short when compared with such
contemporaries and mentors as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. But, today, Monroe would be considered a model of the laid-back but effective chief executive.
Despite last month’s Cotton Bowl loss, Mike Leach has turned Texas Tech
University’s football team into a powerhouse by implementing some of
the most far-fetched theories in the game’s history. Better yet, his
ideas can supercharge results in any field. Here are five of his strategies:
Crisis produces a state of being “on,” which a University of Michigan
business researcher calls the “fundamental state of leadership.” Here
are the four stages of moving from a normal work state to being “on”
for a crisis:
Vatican-based journalist John Allen spent six years observing Pope John Paul II as the pontiff went about his daily routines. Here are three leadership practices Allen noted in John Paul: