Steve Jobs Leadership Essay

2807 words - 12 pages

Norton University
Major: Leadership Lecturer : Mr. Leng Chamnan

Topic: Steve Jobs Leadership
Group VIII Members:

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Ms. Chhum Savorn Mr. Horn Sokchanlida Mr. Thorn Mao Ms. My Pindmoni Mr. Ngan Chhayheang Mr. Theam Ratana

Leadership Style

Steven Paul Jobs


Biography 1. Life 2. Career 3. Apple Inc. II. Jobs’ Personality traits III. Jobs’ Leadership Style 1. Components of Jobs’ Leadership 2. The leadership style of Jobs 3. Recruitment Talent 4. Problems faced 5. Seven Principles of Jobs’ Success IV. Critics Desk V. Honors VI. Conclusion VII. Recommendation & Quote VIII. References


I. Biography (1955-2011)

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• 2011 : Steve Job pass away (54 years old)

3. Apple Inc
• Apple Computer, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. • The company's best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhones and the iPad. • Its software includes the Mac OS X operating system the iTunes media browser.

Apple Logo Revolution


Apple History
• Apple was established on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne (Business Insider). • Wayne left the company after just two weeks with the feeling that there was no money to be made. He sold his 10% stake in the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800. It is estimated that this share of the stock is worth about $35billion now (Pitsilos). • Apple‘s first release was the Apple I (Business Insider). • In the coming years Apple released the Apple II, Apple III and the Macintosh in 1984(Business Insider). • Steve Jobs resigned from Apple in 1985 but would later return in 1996 (Business Insider). • For more than two decades, Apple Computer • but it faced rocky sales and low market share during the 1990s.


The first Macintosh, released in 1984

The Apple I, Apple's first product, was sold as an assembled circuit board and lacked basic features such as a keyboard, monitor, and case. The owner of this unit added a keyboard and a wooden case.

Today Macintosh

Timeline of Apple Milestones

Apple Products

II. Jobs’ Personality traits
1. Vision and Articulation, has a vision-expressed as an idealized goal that proposes a future better than the status quo; and is able to clarify the importance of the vision in terms that are understandable to others.

2. Personal risk, willing to take on high personal risk, incur high costs and engage in self sacrifice to achieve the vision. 3. Sensitivity to follower needs, perceptive of others' abilities and responsive to their needs and feelings. 4. Narcissistic, He was preoccupied with his sense of importance and his brilliance

5.Enthusiasm: his speeches and his entrepreneurial behavior indicate a large degree of enthusiasm. 6.Internal Locus of control: he always make great effect to achieve company ‗s goal… 7.Extraversion(assertive, active and ambitious) 8.Unconventional behavior: engages in behaviors that are perceived as novel and counter to norms.

• Steve Jobs was an unconventional leader. His management style wasn't the stuff of university textbooks, he wasn't known for his consultative or consensus building approach. • He was a "high-maintenance co-worker" who demanded excellence from his staff and was known for his blunt delivery of criticism. • But it was his sheer genius combined with his ability to articulate his vision and bring staff, investors and customers along on the journey ; plus the lessons learned in a major career setback , that made it work. The results:...

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