Steve Jobs Leadership Lessons

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Steve Jobs1ContentsAbout Steve Jobs.........................................................................................................................................1His Strengths...............................................................................................................................................1His Weaknesses...........................................................................................................................................1Challenges Faced by Steve Jobs..................................................................................................................2Leadership Lessons from Steve Jobs...........................................................................................................2Conclusion...................................................................................................................................................3
Steve Jobs2About Steve JobsSteven Paul Jobs was Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of Apple Inc. He was born on 24thFebruary 1955in San Francisco. He co-founded Apple computers in 1976 with Steve Woznaik. Jobs enrolled in ReedCollege after school but dropped out after 6 months. In 1976 when job was 21 years old Apple computerswas started in a Garage. Steve Jobs and Steve Woznaik together revolutionized the computer industry byinnovating gadgets like iPod, iPad and iPhone, which became part of everyday life of people. He died on5thOctober 2011 in Palo Alto due to pancreatic Cancer[ CITATION Bio17 \l 1033 ].His StrengthsSteve Jobs was an amazing salesperson and had the talent of anticipating what consumer wants.He would then develop and design such a product and market it in such a way that both existingand new customers would feel the need of buying Apple’s products.He had the ability to develop great teams and he also ensured his team performed beyond theirlimits to accomplish high standards of software and hardware.It was his vision to design technology which can be used by those who themselves are nottechnologists and using his salesmanship he convinced people to believe in his vision.He had very strong imagination. He envisioned products like iPod, iPad and iPhone whicheventually changed the way people communicate work and live their lives.He had the ability to design and develop technology products which changed the world. He aimedat developing innovative and interactive designs and insisted that these designs be absolutelyperfect. This gave Apple competitive edge and contributed in developing Apple’sbrand[ CITATION Rya13 \l 16393 ].His WeaknessesTask Oriented. Jobs was very task oriented. Organization’s performance was given moreimportance than employees’ feelings. His drive for excellence was so high that he did nothesitated in delivering blunt criticisms to his employees.Steve Jobs was too proud to accept criticism and underestimated Apple’s competitors like IBM.Due to his inability to accept criticism he would turn a discussion in confrontation, this in turndiscouraged others to voice their opinion. But when he came back to Apple in 1985, he had madeefforts to work on this weakness and developed the ability to consider the ideas of others andreshape his goals in case of any complications.Steve Jobs stole ideas of others and also accepted it openly. In 1979 Jobs visited Xerox where hesaw a prototype of a Mouse. He was amazed with the idea of a device which could move thepointer on screen to select menus. He asked his team to develop a device which is sturdier andcosts less. He also developed Mac computers with inspiration from GUI he saw atXerox[ CITATION Mat16 \l 16393 ].
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