The Leadership Of Steve Jobs

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Imagine a world similar to the one you live in now, but imagine that world without your smart phone. For some this may seem like a better place, but for most of us it’s difficult to imagine living in this world. Technology is a major part of our lives because it gives us mass amounts of information at our finger tips. Apple gave us the first smart phone known as the iPhone and leading that company was Steve Jobs. From a startup that began in his garage, Steve Jobs developed one of the most successful companies in the world. Apple’s success was a result of Jobs’ visionary leadership, not his ethical leadership. Steve Jobs was a visionary leader who introduced revolutionary technology to the world. Although Steve Jobs’ company was…show more content…
Isaacson indicated one day as Jobs was in a meeting, he stopped the meeting and went to the whiteboard. He wrote down a grid and at the top of the grid wrote consumer and pros and at the left of the grid he wrote desktop and portable (Isaacson, 2014). He wanted the company to focus on four things and that was it. According to Isaacson, Jobs had an exceptional ability to focus the company’s vision and get everyone on board with the changes. This removed distractions from the workers and allowed them to focus their attention on doing what they did well. Jobs demonstrated his ability to effectively perform change management within the company. One of the things he did well was create a felt need for change as described in the change management lesson (Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education [BCEE], 2017a). Jobs had a way of communicating his vision to get buy in from the company’s members. This is the first step to effective change management (BCEE, 2017a). If Jobs had not been able to accomplish this successfully, the change would’ve been more difficult due to increased resistance from the employees (BCEE, 2017a). Jobs’ actions in this situation helped the company through the vision change. Jobs wanted the products to be perfect. Isaacson (2014) indicated Jobs would stop projects if he felt they weren’t perfect regardless of where they were in the development process. According to Isaacson, when Jobs’ team was working on the iPhone, he had some

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