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The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

An Excerpt From

The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

by Eric Harvey

Making the Most of TIME

  • Prioritize tasks (do the most important things first) and use “to do” lists to organize daily activities.
  • Start and end meetings promptly—and issue agendas in advance.
  • Teach time–management skills and techniques. Take advantage of timesaving technology.

Making the Most of MONEY

  • Buy in discounted bulk whenever appropriate.
  • Shop for the best prices on materials, supplies, equipment, and services.
  • Communicate electronically to reduce long-distance charges.
  • Think pennies as well as dollars–a few cents saved here and there add up quickly.

Making the Most of MATERIALS and EQUIPMENT

  • “Measure twice, cut once.” Reuse and recycle whenever possible.
  • Be religious about preventative maintenance.
  • Invest in extended warranties.


  • Involve the people with the knowledge in the decisions.
  • Match jobs with worker skills and interests.
  • Enhance employee expertise through training and developmental assignments.
  • Encourage employees to share their knowledge with others.

With Love


Source: Eric Harvey

Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.