Steven Jobs Essay

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CEO: Steven Jobs (APPLE, PIXAR, NEXT) Steven Jobs is not your "run of the mill" CEO. This statement sounds cliché and it should because every CEO in some way is different. Steven Jobs with considerable confidence can be called one of the most ingenious, unconventional CEO's in the world. First off, it is important to look at his upbringing because it proves his approach to management is pure personality. Job's runs his company with an innovative edge that is far from collaborative. Steve Jobs' management techniques are a direct reflection of his upbringing. As a child, Jobs pursued his tasks and goals with a passion and aggression for success. Steven Paul Jobs was an orphan adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California…show more content…
An important and rather sad side to Jobs was the way he treated his employees at Macintosh. Jobs had the technical know how to oversee the company but the way he dictated the company could only prove disastrous. He was extremely negative about the success of the Apple II and became extremely partial to his project the Macintosh. Jobs couldn?t participate in the success of the Apple II because it wasn?t his idea. If you did not work in the Macintosh division he treated you like an entirely separate person. ?The Macintosh division received higher salaries, invitations to company sponsored parties, and front row seats to company meetings? (Butcher 136-48). "While Mr. Jobs' stated positions on management techniques are all quite noble and worthy, in practice he is a dreadful manager. It is an unfortunate case of mouthing the right ideas but not believing in or executing them when it comes time to do something . . . . Job?s regularly misses appointments. He does not give credit where due. Job?s also has favorites, who can do no wrong--and others who can do no right. He interrupts and doesn't listen. He doesn't keep promises. He is a prime example of a manager who takes the credit for his optimistic schedules and then blames the workers when deadlines are not met." (qtd. in Butcher 161) No one can figure out if Job?s has learned from his mistakes at Apple and if he will succeed with his new company ?Next?. But Jobs success is not contained in his conduct.
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