Steve Jobs Leadership

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This report presents an evaluation of leadership theory of Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple Computers. Why Steve Jobs led a successful tenure as the CEO the Apple Computers it is often claimed that Steve Jobs leadership style he managed to command the best from his staff which transcended into undeniable results. The report begins with a review of leadership theories and the styles. The next section of this report Steve jobs leadership theories. Steve Jobs has always been considered an anomaly in management; Autocratic Leadership, Bureaucratic Leadership, Charismatic Leadership The reason why institutional management theories have always looked at his style as an exception is that he was navigating a territory that is often obscure to management: the creation of meaning, both for customers and employees. Democratic Leadership or Participative Leadership, Transformational leadership, Transactional leadership, Situational leadership these things explained Then analysis of Steve jobs theory in Jobs’ transformational leadership, Egoism Perfectionist Personalized leadership, Innovation Visionary, Trust in success and the chosen strategy The last section considers why Steve Jobs is different and unique in terms of leadership attributes from other corporate leaders from Tony Fernandez and Bill Gates of the comparison leadership theories of the three CEO’s “So In terms of the impact his products have had on the world, Steve Jobs represents the face of business at its best. And yet, in terms of his approach to leadership, Jobs represents the face of business well, if not at its worst, then certainly not as something worth emulating.” The report concludes with a discussion Jobs' leadership ideas appears to be different from contemporary leadership theories, business leaders do have a lot to learn from his leadership styles.

Table of contents:
1.0 Introduction………………………………………………………………..…………5 2.0 Types of leadership theories…………………………………………………..…….6

2.1 Autocratic Leadership………………………………………………………...…….6 2.2 Bureaucratic Leadership…………………………………………………………....6 2.3 Charismatic Leadership……………………………………………………………..6 2.4 Democratic Leadership or Participative Leadership………………………….….7 2.5 Transformational leadership ……………………………………………….………7 2.6 Transactional leadership …………………………………………………………..7 2.7 Situational leadership ……………………………………………………………..8 3.0 Analysis of Steve jobs leadership theory …………………………………………8

3.1 Jobs’ transformational leadership ………………………………………………...9 3.2 Egoism………………………………………………………………………….……9 3.3 Perfectionist………………………………………………………………….…….10 3.4 Personalized leadership…………………………………………………………..10 3.5 Innovation…………………………………………………………….…………...11 3.6 Visionary…………………………………………………………….……………11 3.7 Trust in success and the chosen strategy…………………………………….….11 4.0 Steve jobs is a transformational and autocratic …………….…………………12

4.1 Autocratic ……..…………………………………………………………………12 4.2 Participative……………………………………………………………………….12 4.3 Transformational leader …………………………………………………………13

5.0 Datuk Tony Fernandez……………………………………………………………13

5.1 The Innovative Leader - Tony Fernandez …….…………………………………14 5.2 Air Asia’s recovery ………………………………………………………………14 5.3 Compare and contrast the Leadership performance of Tony Fernandez & Steve Jobs …………………………………………………………………………………15 6.0 Bill Gates ……………………………………………………………………….17

6.1 Bill Gates - A Participative Leader …………………………………………….17 6.2 Compare and contrast the Leadership performance of Bill Gates & Steve Jobs……………………………..………………………………………………18 7.0 Conclusion………………………………………………………………….………19

List of reference…………………………………………………………………….....20

1.0 Introduction

Leader is a person who influences a group of people towards the attainment of a goal. The leaders role involves establishing a clear dream, sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly,  providing the information, knowledge, and methods to realize that vision, and coordinating...
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