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How Did Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Differ in Their Leadership Style

How Did Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Differ in Their Leadership Style



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Published by: Dip Kumar Dey on Mar 08, 2009
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Q 1. How did Bill Gates and Steve Jobs differ in their Leadership style?Bill Gate’s leadership is participative style because he involves hissubordinate in decision making. He is a flexible person and he recognizedhis role was to be visionary of the company. When ever needed he bring professional manager for managing and well structure of the organization.Gates is a strong and energizing person his enthusiasm, hard workingnature, judgment skills reflect his personality. His motivating power andinvolving his friends to working with him became the success of Microsoft.On the other hand, Steve Job’s leadership is autocratic style, because hecentralizes the authority, he never given a chance to subordinate toinvolving decision making. He thinks that what ever he do is right. Hisrelation with employees not good, he fails to motivate his employees inmany times. Some times he acts as anti Gates, and some times requestMicrosoft to develop software for his computer. His cocky attitude andlack of management skills became a threat of APPLE’S success.Q.2 Compare and contrast the managerial practice of Gates & Jobs.Bill Gates and Steve Jobs both gave their heart & souls to developingtheir vision to develop personal computer, but the way they choose wasdifferent from other….Bill gates develop computer language new Altair 8080 pc which becamethe foundation of Microsoft. Bill continuously develop two other computer languages. When IBM develops their first pc and which needoperating system to run the computer, Microsoft develops MS-DOS for IBM.
Gates adopting the changes very fast that are his enthusiasm vision andhard working give him the success. Gates always recognized him as avisionary he always recognize professional management, he decentralizeauthority to make organization structure better. On the other hand Steve Jobs started apple computer which is hard waremaking company. His vision to develop computer with affordable cost andeasy to use. When Bill offer the basic to jobs then he rejected jobs proposal and try to develop their own basic with out knowledge of  programming, he fail and accept license with Microsoft basic.Jobs play duel personality sometimes he oppose Microsoft sometimesrequest Microsoft to develop software for their operating system. Jobsforce people to choose between Microsoft-IBM operating system and hisMAC-operating system. Lack of proper management skills and relationwith employees became a barrier of APPLE’s growth.Q.3 What do u think about the future of Microsoft and Apple computer.With the success of windows, Office Application and Internet explorer Microsoft became a house hold name and Bill gates became as businessgenius..Bill Gates adopting the changes very fast his innovative mind all time busy to developing products. Recent Microsoft develops a number of  products like smartphone with loaded Microsoft window. Microsoft hastied with number of hand set manufacturer. Microsoft denies that it getinto manufacturing consumer product like telephone, microwaves oven. Itwill drive innovation in these products by coming up new ideas at what product can do networking them. Microsoft is getting into new exciting business that could catapult it from being a software giant to a major 

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