The Leadership Of 21st Century Business Leader Steven Paul Jobs

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1. Introduction

Hughes, Ginnett and Curphy (2015) explains that leadership is a complex phenomenon involving the leader, their followers and the situation in order to accomplish goals.
This report details an evaluation of the leadership of 21st century business leader Steven Paul Jobs, focused specifically on his role as CEO and Founder of Apple Computer better known today as Apple Inc. The report will also incorporate aspects of his roles at Pixar and NeXT Company.
Section two contains background information relating to Jobs, Apple and the overall market in which they have operated in. Section three delves into the characteristics of Job’s leadership, including personality, development and behaviour. Section four of the discussion details alternative leadership theories, methods, styles and behaviours that potentially provide stronger impacts on followers and the overall situation, followed by recommendations.

2. Background information

A straightforward way to evaluate leadership of jobs is through the user of the interactional framework as explained by Hughes, Ginnett and Curphy’s (2015). In this particular section we review Steve Jobs (Leader), Apple and its people (followers) and the external environment (Situation).

I. Steve Jobs

As explained by Finkle & Mallin (2015) Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California. Jobs was first introduced to the electronics world at high School, which he then realised was not as complicated as

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