Friday, October 30, 2009

Steve Jobs as an Excellent Manager and a Proactive Person

Today, Apple is a style statement known for its innovation and much of the success of Apple is basically due to Steve Jobs, an excellent leader and manager, who using his proactivity in spite of various conflicts and controversies knows how to manage his tasks and his workforce.

Steve showed an excellent example of conflict management throughout of life and always presented himself as a proactive person. I was really fascinated when I got to read the text of his commencement speech at Stanford, when I was doing an assignment, and I felt it worthwhile to share it.He had a challenging life and a middle-class backgroung. Hr dropped out of college at Reed because his parents could not afford his college fees and their domestic shed simultaneously. But he always molded all the circumstances to his favor. He never really lost regretted his drop from college and attended calligraphy classes. And according to him, these calligraphy classes are the basis of the excellent design of Apple. And in the start, Apple was really successful but to his surprise and disgust, he was thrown out of the company he had once co-founded. But he really showed excellent example of conflict management when he was thrown out of Apple due to various controversies. Even then he kept himself extremely composed and established successful entrepreneurial ventures like 'Pixar Animation Studio' and 'Next' during his hard time. Pixar, the creator of award winning films 'Tiny Toy' and 'Toy Story', was known as the number one animation studio in the US (Refer Exhibit II). The operating system that Steve created at Next was acclaimed as a revolutionary development by the software industry. Not surprisingly, Steve earned many awards for the services he rendered to the computer hardware and software industry. After the success of Next, Apple bought Next and Steve was a part of his beloved Apple again. The story of how Steve built the Apple empire, how and why he was thrown out of it, how he created a few more successful businesses and the reasons behind his return to Apple is essentially the story of an entrepreneur and as a business leader he proved his caliber in every aspect.

Apple was one of several highly successful companies founded in the 1970s that bucked the traditional n Apple was one of several highly successful companies founded in the 1970s that bucked the traditional notions of what a corporate culture should look like in terms of organizational hierarchy (flat versus tall, casual versus formal attire, etc.). A company –a style statement -known for its innovation and much of the success of Apple is basically due to Steve Jobs, an excellent leader and manager, who in spite of various conflicts and controversies knows how to manage his tasks and his workforce.

Steve Jobs has totally changed the notions of what a corporate culture should look like in terms of organizational hierarchy (flat versus tall, casual versus formal attire, etc.).


http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

4 comments:

Syed Ahmad Hashmi said...

very useful article to enhance our managerial skills. Good work

Alina Lodhi said...

So, even though Steve Jobs had to drop out of college, business still remained his passion, and he made himself successful.
Great article.

Rabbia Nasir Amin said...

yeah,and that's what we all should learn. No matter how bad the circumstances go, we can still regain everything if passion and proactivity are there !
We can improvise for everything, at least most of the things

TAHIR AZAD said...

THAT'S SURE IF U R BPROACTIVE,, U CAN DAFINATELY ACHIVE UR GOALS