Steve Job's Model Of Transformational Leadership

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A) Explain how can Steve Jobs’ leadership style be analyzed? To what extent does the evidence so far conform to the Burns model of transformational leadership?

The idea of a great leader is often summarized with the name Steve Jobs. Yesterday, Jobs passed away leaving a legacy of products and passionate followers devoted to the brand he created. The intersection of leadership and the relationships that individuals have with a brand is a mixture that can bring great success to an organization. Jobs had that effect on Apple, Inc. when he revolutionized their product line and began to construct a brand that blurred the line of demarcation between art and technology.
With Jobs came the creation of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. These technologies
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The situational leadership theory, is a leadership theory developed by Paul Hersey, professor and author of the book Situational Leader, and Ken Blanchard, leadership guru and author of The One Minute Manager, while working on the first edition of Management of Organizational Behavior (now in its 9th edition). The theory was first introduced as "Life Cycle Theory of Leadership”. During the mid-1970s, "Life Cycle Theory of Leadership" was renamed "Situational Leadership theory".
In the late 1970s/early 1980s, the authors both developed their own models using the situational leadership theory; Hersey - Situational Leadership Model and Blanchard et al. Situational Leadership II
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Effective leadership is task-relevant, and the most successful leaders are those that adapt their leadership style to the maturity ("the capacity to set high but attainable goals, willingness and ability to take responsibility for the task, and relevant education and/or experience of an individual or a group for the task") of the individual or group they are attempting to lead or influence. Effective leadership varies, not only with the person or group that is being influenced, but it also depends on the task, job or function that needs to be accomplished.
Situational leadership is a leadership style that has been developed and studied by Kenneth Blanchard and Paul Hersey. Situational leadership refers to when the leader or manager of an organization must adjust his style to fit the development level of the followers he is trying to influence. With situational leadership, it is up to the leader to change his style, not the follower to adapt to the leader’s style. In situational leadership, the style may change continually to meet the needs of others in the organization based on the situation.

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