21st Century Leadership
Dr. Anthony Campo
21st Century LeadershipSteve Jobs As A Leader
Steve Jobs is known for his exemplary transformational leadership style. He held three key personal characteristics of a transformation leader. Jobs is said to have been creative, passionate and a visionary in his industry. Although he lacked the interpersonal characteristics that are important for a transformational leader being less empowering and interactive than a traditional transformational leader he was still well respected and his leadership style is studied and taught today.
Transformational leaders expect high performance from their employees while creating an attractive vision for the future by infusing work with meaning. Transformational leaders commit to providing employees with tools that will allow them to flourish.
Transformational leadership takes transactional leadership to the next level by not only satisfying current needs, encouraging employees to move toward achievement and growth with constant improvement on both personal and organizational levels (Steinwart & Ziegler, 2014).
Apple’s Organizational Structure, Culture And Vision
While the culture allows employees to be engaged, enabled and energized, the workers unfortunately do sometimes perceive the culture to also include a touch of fear and intimidation. Apple employees are not empowered but follow orders and have a narrow band of responsibility. Apple employees are separated into silos and trustworthiness is not assumed but earned. There is a high level of secrecy and separation of teams and still, employees are passionate about their jobs and work extremely hard (Rice, 2012).
Employee benefits include health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401K plan with 6% matching, stock options and employee discounts. Apple has recently revamped and improved some of the perks afforded to Apple employees to attract new talent...