How you can see leadership as a daily practice

By Janet Kyle Altman I rarely think about leadership. That’s hard to imagine, considering how often we are bombarded with that word. There are thousands of blog posts, articles, books and videos about leadership. LinkedIn has more than 26,000 groups about leadership! Every day, there’s an email about how to lead and what qualities make […]

$175M Wyndham Grand Resort Clearwater Beach a ‘legacy project’ for Dr. Kiran Patel

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer The Wyndham Grand Resort Clearwater Beach is a special project for developer Dr. Kiran Patel. Patel on Wednesday celebrated the groundbreaking of the $175 million resort, which will include 450 rooms in two 15-story towers as well as 24,000 square feet of event space. The resort is slated to be completed […]

Managing: Can I withdraw a job offer if a candidate takes too long to decide?

By Alison Green Each week Alison Green, who also writes the “Ask a Manager” website, answers workplace and management questions from readers. Please comment or ask you own question by emailing her at alison@askamanager.org. Question 1 I made a job offer to a candidate on Sept. 3, and she called me back on the Fifth […]

The most important business books ever written (Part 2)

By Ed Stych This is the second half of an article in which our contributing writers answered this question: “What’s the most important business book you’ve ever read?” Click here to read the first half. All are listed in alphabetical order based on the title of the books. Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten […]

Kiran Patel breaks ground on long-awaited $175M resort on Clearwater Beach

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer A $175 million resort on Clearwater Beach more than a decade in the works is officially under construction. Dr. Kiran Patel broke ground on the 450-room Wyndham Grand Resort in December and will hold a celebration ceremony on Wednesday. The resort, which will be two 15-story towers, will include banquet and […]

U.S. Central Command confirms social media accounts hacked, hackers praise Islamic State

By Wade Tyler Millward United States Central Command has suspended some social media accounts following an apparent hacking by people aligned with the Islamic State militant group. The Twitter and YouTube accounts for CentCom displayed messages supporting the group. CentCom – housed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and responsible for national security interests […]

The most important business books ever written

By Ed Stych What business book has had the greatest impact on your career? As a business owner for 17 years, the most valuable book for me has been ” The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It,” by Michael Gerber. It taught me that I needed to […]

Tampa Innovation Alliance kickoff lunch draws big crowd, drums up enthusiasm

By Eric Snider They ran out of box lunches. Not so great for the handful of folks who didn’t get one, but terrific for the Tampa Innovation Alliance, whose kickoff event Friday drew far more people than its director, Mark Sharpe, expected. At least 150 people — the number of lunches on hand — turned […]