Steve Jobs Founder of Apple Essay

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Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where the leader is charged with identifying the needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of the group. A leader is a person that has the ability to create a vision and strategy which transforms the business over the next 3-5 years. I believe that it is hard for a chief executive to change a struggling business on one’s own, this is due to the idea that everyone in the company should be able to work together to achieve success, and the challenge a leader faces is for these people to coincide effectively and efficiently. It is often hard for leaders who create visions for the company to implement them also, this is due to the fact that it requires a different set of skills. This is evident with Steve Jobs, he is clearly an outstanding leader, however before he was initially fired, we could see from the sales data that he was not a very good manager. This leads me onto the point that a leader such as Steve Jobs may have a great vision for the future that will turn the company around, but it is almost impossible for the chief executive to do this as a one man job. This is evident in a company such as Virgin, where Richard Branson created a an entrepreneurial vision that turned out to be hugely successful, but to ensure this success occurred and stayed, he had to employ others to support him such as managers, to help run the logistics behind the company and essentially the companies backbones, that ensure it runs smoothly. This would be a seemingly impossible task for a singular person to do as it requires a large range of skills. It is important that for the easiness of change to occur, that the leader and the managers or sub groups within the company work well and flow together. Moreover, it could be argued that the ability

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