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DEVELOPINGLEADERSHIP ANDMANAGEMENT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe aim of the report is to find out the leadership and management skills that Steve jobspossesses with keeping in mind the movie that was made by Danny Boyle in 2015 pointing outleadership qualities that Jobs had and how it affected the employees of the company. The leadermust have traits like communication qualities, patience, passion, but also soft spoken and goodlistener. The report showed importance of autocratic, participative as well as transformationalleadership quality comparing it to Jobs and the level of Leadership Jobs possessed among thesefrom highest to lowest. The report analysed strength as well as weakness of autocratic leadershipthat was possessed by Jobs.
TABLE OF CONTENTSEXECUTIVE SUMMARY.....................................................................................2INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................4REFERENCES......................................................................................................11
INTRODUCTIONThe aim of the study is to critically evaluate the leadership style of Steve Jobs , Cofounder of Apple. There were many challenges faced by Jobs but brilliant management skills aswell as leadership skills helped Jobs in overcome all the factors. There are a lot of great leaderswho grow towards prosperity with various style of leadership. Among all these, Steve jobs wasdifferent who has changed the technological industry through his creativity and innovation. Stevejobs was one of the most passionate leaders who used to motivate its employees through hiswork. Steve jobs played an important role in establishing image of Apple. Jobs managed thebusiness and performed the leadership role under the business logo. Despite the success, SteveJobs was a controversial individual. To focus the light on Steve’s negative side Danny Boylemade a movie in 2015 called Steve Jobs to critically analyze the leadership style and behavior ofSteve jobs towards the employees, family, friends and coworkers, the report consists of criticalevaluation of the style of leadership and management in Apple Inc. It also contains andevaluation of leadership style used in Apple which will helps in knowing how many styles ofleadership was followed in Apple and which one is responsible for its success. Moreover, thereport contains leadership development intervention which aims to improve organizationalperformance by increasing performance and effectiveness of leaders.A critical evaluation of the styles of leadership and management in Apple IncThe Steve jobs movie directed by Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin showedthe darker side of character of job’s and the style of leadership that job possessed. The way Jobfocused entirely on launching the product defined the leadership style of Steve jobs. Some of theleadership styles of jobs are genius, visionary, demanding, abusive creative, uncaring. The styleof jobs was complex and yet many employees of Apple loved him and many hate him. Despitehow jobs was as a person, but was one of the most successful leader of the world (Ellis, 2018).Job was a skilled business operator. The film presents him accurately at an event ofproduct launch before an audience and job’s performance before them is well established. Stevejobs is recognized as a master of the use of language. Despite job’s high profile and popularityduring his life, there were shrine of candles, half eaten flowers, flowers were presented by theworld to show respect towards the creativity of jobs (Heracleous, 2016). The display of suchrespect was never seen before for a corporate leader. Over a span of time, Jobs led Apple toreach on top by managing its workforce through autocratic style of leadership. Employees ofApple believed in his vision and accepted his decision along with his impatient and rudebehavior but it was a package of perfectionism that actually worked for the company and broughtoutstanding results (Slagter, 2017).Jobs was a master of manipulating emotions of human. Jobs was also sensitive towardshuman social queues. Jobs used to make the employees feel that they can be crushed anytime andon the same hand Jobs had the ability to get employees work for him out of sheer love. Steve
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