R. Steve Jobs - A Passionate Leader

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r Steve Jobs – A Passionate Leader Team 4 Leadership Paper Chasity Cunningham, Daniel Debose, William Drake, Marquis Everett Leader Chosen The leader chosen was considered at the list of top recognized leaders, as well as the companies or industries they represented. It was very important that to evaluate the success of leaders including their personal and corporate achievements before making a final selection. The list of leaders included the likes of Jeff Bezos, Amazon; Steven Spielberg, filmmaker; Jack Welch, GE; Richard Branson, Virgin Group; and Steven Jobs, Apple. Once the list of leaders was narrowed down, discussed, prioritized, the top three leader were submitted in the order of preference. The thought being…show more content…
They penetrated the market and made a name for themselves by making electronics that were smaller, cheaper and more accessible to every day consumers (Steve Jobs). Jobs left Apple after being forced into a less important position at the company he co-founded. He purchased Pixar Animation studios because he had faith in their potential. Despite their success, Pixar was eventually bought out by Apple and Jobs returned to the company as CEO. He was known for rejuvenating the company after hiring a new management team, different stock options and a personalized salary of $1 annually (Steve Jobs). Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. He initially refused medical treatment but after nine months he underwent a successful surgery to remove the tumor. Despite This successful surgery, Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 on October 5, 2011 while in Palo Alto (Steve Jobs). Leadership Characteristics and Practices Steve Jobs has always been considered an anomaly in management, his leadership style was something to admire or criticize (Verganti 2011). It is well known that Steve Jobs could be arrogant, dictatorial and mean-spirited; yet he was a great leader. Jobs leadership style was a key ingredient in Apple’s success; had he used a different style, he might not have achieved the same spectacular results at Apple. He had at least three qualities that great executive leaders have: a clear vision, passion for the company and an ability to
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