The article talks about Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, leadership and traits. He co-founded apple at the age of 21 and built the first PC business. He was running Apple with the net worth of $25 million at the age of 25. He, at the age of 26 made the cover of time magazine. At the age of 30, he ran into problems, with other board of members did not quite agree with Sculley (who Steve hired as a CEO), and was out of the company he started. He went on to start two other companies and ended up back at Apple to save it from bankruptcy and then lifted it, and himself, to be ranked as the best in the world. At the age of 53, he was a co-founder of 103 separate Apple patients and his net worth exceeded $5 billion (Lussier & Achua, 2012).
He was a visionary and a successful leader. He wanted to bring a change, took innovative risks, was never afraid to fall, and was not always successful in what he did.
Below is the SWOT analysis of Steve Job’s leadership skills using Big Five Model of personality:
1) Surgency: Steve Jobs was very strong in surgency. His dominant behavior ranged from interest in getting ahead and leading through competing and influencing. An example of his strong surgency is, he created the Pixar technology and new business model for creating computer-animated feature films. He co-founded Apple, however hired someone as a CEO to lead the company, and he left the company he co-founded because of the conflict on running the company. He moved on with opening other company and later came back as a CEO again in Apple to save it from bankruptcy. His co-worker calls him temperamental, aggressive, tough, intimidating and very demanding. Hence, he had a very strong surgency (Lussier & Achua, 2012). He had a right kind of ambition to meet the success (Kevin, 2011).
2) Agreeableness: Agreeableness behavior includes traits related to getting along with people. People with strong agreeableness personality behavior are warm and caring,...