This is the reason why Apple is still developed well but in Cook’s style. This is why we perceive Tim Cook as an ideal CEO of Apple, not the secondary Steve Jobs. Not only did he define his own leadership style, but he also excels and has become one of the best leaders on the planet. By “writing his own rules”, he does not approach success in a way like any other. A lesson that I have had from his saying is: If you follow the formulated methods, the best you can get is the same achievement as others, and you will never be able to overcome anyone.
In the story "Outliers", Malcolm Gladwell uses a series of experiments and logical reasoning to clarify that practice determines the success of one's destiny. "In fact, by the age of twenty, the elite performers had each totaled ten thousand hours of practice. By contrast the merely good students had totaled eight thousand hours" (Gladwell 12). The experiment showed that the students that excelled had practiced a lot more than the merely good proving more practice determines success. In addition, the studies found from the experiment reveal that there were no "naturals" with the innate talent to be an elite performer.
Ironically, for the last 53 years the only manager who follows that school of thought is Geraldine Barney Garrett. Reasons Geraldine Barney Garrett fits both the Classical Organizational School of Thought and relates to Henry Fayol are simple. Geraldine Barney Garrett follows Henry Fayol’s management ideologies faithfully (History of Management Thought, n.d., pp. 7,8). There are fourteen management ideologies that presently exist, executed and followed, at least ten of the fourteen match Geraldine Barney Garrett’s mindset to managing exactly (History of Management Thought, n.d., pp.
Draft Leadership Critique Jim Collins’ theory of Level 5 Leadership has fundamentally transformed my perspective on leadership. My amusement is that the theory is not a hypothesis or a coined out phrase but, rather derivative of empirically research. I would rather call it a discovery. According to Collins' defined, Level 5 leaders are those at "the highest level in a hierarchy of executive capabilities." (2005: 138) Those category of leaders are individuals who possess a “combination of personal humility plus professional will” (Collins, J., 2005: 140).Also, they are “modest and willful, shy and fearless” (Collins, J., 2005: 140).
Colin Powell a Visionary Unethical Leader? In the recent history of the United States there are few leaders that most Americans would agree are visionary leader, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell would be one that most would agree fits the mold. Secretary Powell displayed visionary leadership during his time at the Department of State, displaying transformational leadership through inspirational motivation, and with his use and understanding of team dynamics. However, just as Secretary Powell was a visionary leader, he found himself in a situation, when he stumbled into an ethical trap and displayed unethical leadership due to his lack of a Healthy Skepticism regarding his trust in the United States Intelligence Community. Furthermore, I have also faced situations where I employed the creator role from team dynamics to propel forward a solution to a complex problem, while at the same time utilizing inspirational motivation to solidify the solution’s success.
The thing that I think will be most beneficial to my career as an actuary though is not something that was learned through a class. The most important thing I’ve learned during my time in college has been that reaching out to people for help does not make one weak. In fact, I’d say that the people that are the quickest to acknowledge their weaknesses and seek the assistance they need are the ones that will be the most effective in their careers. Specifically in the actuarial field, it seems that people don’t see the value of using the wisdom of elders. During my last internship, though, I found that people were very ready to help with anything I needed.
Reasons I think Cardone has had such an impact on the decisions throughout the last couple years, is because Grant Cardone is an idol of mine, who just happens to be a very successful Entrepreneur and international sales expert; with a net worth of over 100 million dollars who 's is not exactly an average everyday person. The first inspiration I recall about 10x is when Cardone says “Average doesn 't work in any area of life” (Cardone 101). I agree with this statement because I cannot set average goals after reading this book, I realized this
In other words, know when to stop talking; don’t be a bore. • If possible seek some feedback on your delivery afterwards so you can improve the next time around. I have witnessed CEOs giving very poor deliveries, and persons of very modest backgrounds giving excellent speeches. Great deliveries boil down to self-confidence, passion, a friendly and humble attitude and a message with a mission. In other words, one’s background (age, qualification, etc.)
The essay puts a great emphasis on choosing a business that will provide a good residual income or at the very least is able to sustain its own livelihood. In my opinion this essay was very well written and was very straightforward. I do agree with the writer to a certain extent. I feel that it is important to love what you do. In the essay he states that passion would follow but are you really going to put in 110% of your effect if you don’t love what you do from the start?
He states further that unique strategic position involves trade-offs, without which there would be no need for choice or need for strategy. This argument is premised on the impossibility to engage in the simultaneous pursuit of low cost and differentiation. Kim and Maubourgne (2007) argue that some organizations have the ability to outperform competitors on the different levels of cost, quality, speed, dependability and flexibility. Given the fact that Toyota follows the blue ocean strategy, it shows evidence of performing well in the five operations objectives as exemplified in the words of its former CEO/President Katsuaki Watanabe, ‘Our products must be the best in the world; we must be the first to offer them to customers; we must manufacture them at the lowest cost; and we must sell them through the best service networks. My focus is on how Toyota can achieve all those things at the same time’ (Stewart and Raman,