Autocratic Leadership

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Leadership and Steve Jobs
Wuleymatu Brimah
Haohui Guan
Woongki Hong
Nelsy Sanchez

Management 3120
December 1st, 2014

Autocratic Leadership Leadership is the process of inspiring others to work hard and accomplish important goals, (Schermerhorn, 258). When we refer to a leader, we do not only look at the aspects in which he inspires others. We also focus on the capacity of the leader to have a vision. This concept is better known as visionary leadership. Visionary leadership is what brings to any situation a clear sense of the future and an understanding of how to get there, (Schermerhorn, 262). Leaders who possess this vision usually have other attributes which aid for the implementation of well-structured and finalized …show more content…

While the democratic leader provides information and knowledge for his or her group and laissez faire gives the group free will, the main characteristic of autocratic leader is to give orders. In this experiment, the autocratic leader implied a high degree of control over the group’s decisions and activities without much freedom and participation of group members. The autocratic leader determined rules and policies, and assigned work tasks for each member to follow. This specific style of leadership can be found on our person of research, Steve Jobs.
Autocratic Leader- Steve Jobs Steve Paul Jobs was born in San Francisco, California on February 24, 1955. He was raised being interested in electronics and technology. This was because his dad, who was a mechanic, showed Jobs how electronic devices such as radio and television worked. He attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but he dropped out after six months. Even though he was a drop-out student, he took creative classes such as calligraphy during his time at Reed. In 1976, Steve Jobs and his friend, Steve Wozniak founded their own company called “Apple Computer Company”. This duo made their debut with Apple I in the personal computer industry. Apple I earned $774,000, and Apple Computer went public in 1980 with a 1.2 billion market value. Unfortunately, the board members blamed Steve Jobs for the company’s stagnation of sales later on, Jobs had to leave the company he

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