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Microsoft’s Bill Gates, though a transactional leader, he is by far a charismatic leader. He really fits the mold of a computer “geek”. He motivates his employees because his personality fits theirs. Thus, as a champion in the computer industry, he is the champion of the computer geeks. The more his company grows and wins in the marketplace, the harder people work for him. He continues to have good vision, vision that gets good results. Good vision, good workers and a good history of success will keep Bill Gates and Microsoft in the limelight for years to come.      In the 70’s and 80’s, personal computers were really struggling to find their “place in the sun” in the machine computation market. The general public…show more content…
     Furthermore, computer geeks, being the proud tradesman that they are, enjoy Gates’ ability to celebrate their success in the business by treating them with grandiose events. For instance, in 1992 when Gates held an all company meeting at the Kingdome in Seattle. The computer geeks love this kind of stuff. They are good and do not feel like they have to apologize for it. The royal treatment at the Kingdome just underscores that fact. Not to mention that Bill Gates also owns a $35 million home and drives a Porsche. This flamboyant aspect of his personality, along with his casual appearance, makes him “right-on” with the “computer jocks”      Bill Gates definitely uses two situational contingency approaches in his leadership (participate and delegate) and these approaches compliment his chosen path for achieving goals (participate and achievement oriented). Firstly, he knows how to judge which leadership skill is necessary and when. When it comes to product lines and programming, he takes a hands off approach, he delegates. He picks the best graduates, out of the best universities and gives them lots of responsibility. This opens up the priceless entrepreneur spirit within every employee and makes it Microsoft’s own.      However, when it comes to meetings, he will not just set at the back of the room and play the role of the boss. He jumps into the details of the meeting –

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