The Leadership Style Of Mark Zuckerberg

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The person who I admire and believe to be an effective leader is Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, New York on May 14, 1984. He is the co-founder of Facebook, a Computer Programmer, and an Internet Entrepreneur. He designed Facebook in his dorm room while attending Harvard University. During his sophomore year he decided to drop out of college so that he can solely focus on his project of launching which is now known as the social networking site called Facebook (Wikipedia.com, May 14, 2016). The leadership style approaches that mark Zuckerberg demonstrate are democratic, laissez-faire, and transformational approaches. The democratic style approach is when leaders involves their followers in the decision making …show more content…
This style is also reveal through his Hackathon event and allowing his employee’s to choose which position they would like to work in within the organization. The transformational approach goes beyond the interaction that mark Zuckerberg has with his followers and suggest that he changes situations through leading by personal example and continuingly clearly stating what his shared vision. Mark Zuckerberg lives a modest life style compared to his net worth. He is a philanthropist and has donated millions of dollars to schools, charities, and known cause such as the Ebola virus epidemic. He also started and donated 99% of his Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative foundation (Wikipedia.com, May 14, 2016). The Managerial Grid is made up of five theories (Country Club Management, Team Management, Organization Man Management, Impoverished management, and Authority-Obedience) that suggest leadership approaches or styles are based on two dimensions. These dimensions are concerns for relationships and concerns for production. The category that Mark Zuckerberg falls under is Team Management. Team management involves committed employees that are working towards a common goal and interdependence that leads to purpose, trust, and …show more content…
His ability to apply his knowledge, skills, sensitivity, and values allows him to develop an understanding so that individuals and the organization can be effective. Furthermore, these abilities that he uses in different situations influences his behavior choices. I believe that his predisposition for leadership communication is low in communication apprehension because he is a great communicator and speaker. He also involves his followers in his decision making. Mark Zuckerberg knows that he is unable to reach his goal of an open world mission by himself so he involves people who share the same vision as he

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