Steve Jobs was known as an unconventional and future oriented leader. Many experts have been arguing that his leadership style is one of the keynotes that bring Apple to today’s success. Steve Jobs was undoubtedly a visionary leader. His experience as a college dropout had made him to have a style in which we are unable to find in any textbooks. His management and leadership skill was inspiring and exceptional; he had successfully managed a company with over thousands of people, although his style often criticized to be too extreme by some people.
From the mainstream perspective, he has shown different types of leadership. It also includes several theories like trait, skill, behavior, contingency and transformational. Trait theory states that the personality of a person would determine if he or she will be able to lead. In case of Steve Jobs, his personality was radiant and flamboyant. He was confident, committed and charismatic to take any leap or risk with the support of his team and customers to pursue his aspiration (Katzenbach, 2012).
Steve Jobs was one of the few people who dared to think differently. In his biography Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson presented to his readers how Jobs was able to pair creativity with technology in a way that had never been done before. Jobs held a strong passion for his projects, and was determined to present the best possible version of technology to the public. It was because of his driven personality and persistence that his inventions were able to make an impact on the world forever. One reason as to why Jobs was the man who rose to success during this technological era was because of his unique personality.
Additionally, one can see that Steve Jobs wants to be regarded as the most important figure and creator at Apple, which is why he shuts off his Lisa team from the rest of Apple and make people working on Apple II feel like second class citizens. Lastly Steve Jobs is a persistent person, who always tries to achieve his goals and never gives up. One can observe this in his attempts to get venture capitalist funding as well as in his persistence with regards to his employee
He establishes the connection through his style of writing by using ethos, pathos, diction, and repetition. Steve Jobs needed to prove to the audience that he was a credible person to talk about following dreams, and working hard. He used ethos to demonstrate how he is
My management styles assessment unit 2 module 2. Growing up in a time when bosses and teachers led in a mostly domination or coercion style (Northouse pg. 14), I never imagined myself being a leader. My personal style is mostly intrapersonal (Gardner, Multiple Intelligences, available at: http://howardgardner.com/multiple-intelligences) and in my past experiences at school and work, I believed that I did not have the qualities needed to be a leader ie; to dominate and coerce people. However, as I have grown professionally and personally I have come to realise that there are different types of leadership styles and each are effective in their own way.
Such poor leadership mindset are contrary to my convictions and as a leader, that's why I am infatuated with Level 5 leadership all the more. In conclusion, Collins' piece on Level 5 leadership only tells us who these leaders are, how they conduct their business, the results they produce, and the impact they make. There are still so many unknowns, for instance, how they came to being? How to find them? What indicator do they pose?
As a business leader, he achieves to influence graduates that hard circumstances can lead to success unless you do not give up. 2. THE STRUCTURE To begin with, the simple structure of his speech created the scene in the mind of his audience. The first technique followed by Steve Jobs was story telling, by divide the whole speech into three simple parts, the stories, closing and conclusion managed to gain audience attention. By giving a clear and straightforward introduction he prepared the audience what the whole speech is all about from the beginning.
Organisation’s tend to have a problem in choosing a leadership style, one of the main issues in dealing with the success of organisations. To achieve the organisation’s goal, the leader in the business should have employees satisfied for this strategic goal to be achievable. This essay would critically evaluate with various leadership styles and examples of deployed by leaders that transformational leadership impacts positively on the motivation and organisation culture and thereby influences the success of the business in which they are in. The first style that would be examined is Autocratic and a suitable example to demonstrate this is U.S. Gen. George C. Patton, one of the most brilliant soldiers in America’s history. Autocratic Leadership
No leadership style is best in all situations, it depends on the situation. c. Trait theory 1. Achievement drive-high level of effort, ambition, energy and initiative 2. Leadership motivation-an intense desire to lead others to reach shared goals 3. Honesty and integrity-trustworthy, reliable and open 4.