Steve Jobs: A Case Study
He experienced both success and failure in his life and built on both. After leaving Apple in 1985, Jobs founded and became CEO of Pixar before returning to Apple about a decade later (Moisescot 2012). He was an example of both resiliency and dedication during his life.
Steve Jobs did many things well in leading the companies he founded. Namely, he developed an image for his company that his employees could stand behind, recruited and developed the best people he could find, negotiated like a tiger, and became a top-level orator (Moisescot). All of these accomplishments and accolades are not just management style, but key points in excellent leadership. Jobs and his team worked tirelessly to take what the world already had and make it better. Yes, this is essentially what the tech industry does but it is what all leaders must accomplish. A leader must assess the organization and make changes to improve it.
During his second period at Apple, Steve Jobs helped to increase Apple’s value over ten thousand percent from 1997 until his death in 2011 (Yahoo! Finance 2015). As CEO, he not only managed his company well, he led his people toward his vision of the future and constantly improved on previous