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Steve Job leadership
Transcript of Steve Job leadership
born on February 24, 1955 Jobs spent his free time at
befriended Steve Wozniak Dropped out of Reeds college
after six months Jobs and Wozniak
started Apple Computers Jobs got fired as
Founded: Jobs returned to his post as
Apple's CEO Jobs discovered that
he had pancreatic cancer Jobs worked at Atari as
their video game designer 1976 1985 1997 Apple became world's second-largest information technology company.
On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away
after losing his fight with pancreatic cancer.
He was 56 years old at the time of his death. 2011 Tendency to act quickly when opportunities arises
Pushes self and group members to seize opportunity
Steve Jobs fitted well with telling and delegating style Control
Classic Leadership Style Analysis: Autocratic Steve Jobs' Situational Leadership Style High maintenance co-worker
Looking for perfection (First Apple store) High Control Not concern
with Popularity “Brutally” honest
Humiliate and fire them publicly
(Mobile Me) People with passion can change
the world for the better
Never give up his passion
Founded NeXT and
Pixar animation Highly Passionate Market opportunity for Iphone
Set out to find venture capitalist
Leads to Apple’s path of success Tendency to act
opportunities arises Pushes self
and group members
to seize opportunity Steve Jobs fitted well with telling and delegating style Profile of a
leader A gifted speaker
Almost evangelistic delivery
Source: Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs Imagining
Eagerness in work
Source: Steve Jobs Leadership Ethics and social responsibility Philanthropy Supplier responsibility at Apple Apple is committed to the highest standards of social responsibility across our worldwide supply chain. We insist that all of our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes. Our actions — from thorough site audits to industry-leading training programs — demonstrate this commitment.
Source: Supplier Responsibility at Apple Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
(Better known as Foxconn)
HQ in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan Suicide rates?
Is it really the right approach?
What do you think? Now, Fair Labour Association (FLA) will begin investigations at Foxconn 8 Lessons in Life and Leadership
The power of “NO”
Money is overvalued
It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it
Recognize good ideas
Shun the majority
Strive for perfection
Follow your heart Does charitable acts privately 13 factories in 9 China cities
Largest at Longhua, Shenzhen
Longhua Science & Technology Park
iPod City/ Foxconn city
Wage US$50/mth Introduction
- Autocratic leadership
- Situational leadership
"WHY the F**K doesn't it WORK that way?!!" Source : Steve Jobs Source : Steve Jobs Source:iPod City: Apple criticized for factory conditions Source: Fair Labor Association Begins Inspection of Foxconn Source: Designed to help eliminate AIDS References Apple Inc. (2012). Fair Labor Association Begins Inspection of Foxconn. Retrieved February 12, 2012, from http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/02/13Fair-Labor-Association-Begins-Inspections-of-Foxconn.html
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http://bullyinworkplace.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/should-steve-jobs-management-style-continue/ Transformational leader Vision:
-making money was of secondary importance
-"Innovation distinguishes between the leader and the followers" Steve Jobs' Charisma and Symbolism :
-A figure widely praised as brilliant, profound, and revolutionary
-Unity of Conscience and Will lack of Integrity?
-He’d frequently take credit for ideas that his employees came up with, without even acknowledging who came up with the idea.
-He denied stock options to several of his top lieutenants who were there in the company’s founding but didn’t have the right paperwork Conclusion What can we learn from Steve Jobs:
-Never fear Failure
-Expect a lot from yourself and others
-Find the most talented people to surround yourself with
-Anything is possible through hard work, determination, and a sense of vision
-Stay hungry, stay foolish stimulating creativity
-challenging his team to use fresh solutions and help people overcome their fears of failing
-"My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better"