Quick and Fast Enterprises has very short deadlines and must have materials out in proper order, intact, billed properly, and routed to the specific individual to whom they are addressed. The CEO has monthly meetings with employees to discuss what can be done to make the business more efficient. At the conclusion of the meetings, the CEO analyzes the input by himself then brings in the heads of finance, materials, logistics, human resources, and operations to provide feedback to questions he has. He also asks them for insight into how the issues have arisen and the possible effects of implementing the changes he is considering. After meeting with the managers, he makes a decision and sends out a memo to all managers with instructions that the changes must be implemented and how he envisions implementation should take place, and the projected timeframe. When he has reached this point, he expects full and complete cooperation and exact compliance with the instructions. What type of leadership style is this CEO most likely using?
With respect to combined business skills and knowledge, which of the following partnerships is best?
Leslie, Andrea, and Jamie own a boutique. Leslie has marketing expertise. Andrea has ten years' experience operating a successful small store, including hiring employees, handling inventory control, buying, and managing credit. Jamie is a CPA. Each has agreed to use his or her experience and expertise for the success of the business.
Mary, Janet, and Liz own a bakery. They are able bakers by trade. Each wants to spend all of his time baking items.
Jack and Reena own a video store. Reena is most experienced as a homemaker and mother. Jack has worked as an auto mechanic for ten years.
Courtney and Bob, both young pharmacists, own a pharmacy. Neither has taken a business course, but they are willing to learn.
Cory and Dany own a vacuum cleaner store. Cory knows everything possible about store operations. Dany is wealthy and can provide investment capital.
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