BUS610 Wk4 Disc2
BUS610 Wk4 Disc2
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Based on the readings for the week would you say that Steve Jobs was an ethical leader State your rationale Are you an Acolyte or a Rejector Why Respond to the observations of at least two of your peers for this post Steve Jobs was not an ethical leader In a world of modern theoretical business ethics assumptions and savvy personnel it is more likely that Jobs fell into a small category of people who are according to Stark 1993 navigating those situations where the right course is clear but realworld competitive and institutional pressures lead even wellintentioned managers astray p 38 This scenario sets up a dilemma for any strong willed entrepreneur who wishes for nothing more than to see their company succeed as judgment could become clouded In respect to Jobs it was likely more applicable to his personality as well as his drive to succeed and pioneer the industry According to Baack 2012 a productionoriented behavior occurs when the manager is focused on the completion of the task and the quality of the work This is a focus that assumedly overlooks the personal or employeefocused aspect of being an ethical leader It should come as no surprise therefore to state that I am a Rejector along with 64 of the polled participants This viewpoint comes more from the way Jobs treated his subordinates as well as his fellow man and family than anything else Obviously he was a visionary and successful entrepreneur but the leadership qualities were found to be lacking For example to lead through fear and belittlement is hardly the way to inspire and motivate and typically will stunt the employees willingness to be creative and forward thinking Austen 2012 This form of leadership is counterproductive to the proper teambuilding and uplifting attitude that a leader should have In my personal experience I can always tell the engineers from the sales people and management as the personality and how they make others feel is the key indicator of What role they belong in References Austen B 2012 July 23 The Story of Steve Jobs An Inspiration or a Cautionary Tale WIRED Retrieved May 1 2015 from httpWWWWiredcom201207ff steveiobsall Baack D 2012 Organizational behavior San Diego CA Bridgepoint Education Inc Retrieved from https content ashfordedubooksAUB US6 1 0 122
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