How Steve Jobs would build a great team of leaders

One of the best things about Apple in the days of the Steve Jobs era was the way he could build people into great leaders.

Watching the video below, Steve talks about how the structure of Apple is set up in a very basic format, to simplify every person’s position within the Apple community.

By being able to break every task or project down into more manageable sizes, it allows all the members of the teams to do what they are paid to do and ultimately achieve great results.

By having this kind of structure in place, you are giving future leaders the opportunity to create new ideas, trial new practises and giving team members responsibility to grow as individuals.

Many times I have seen CEOs or Managers micro-manage every single part of the workload, which can create tension like;

  •  Feeling like the boss is always looking over your shoulder.
  • You have no say or responsibility in your job role.
  • Feeling as if you are not progressing in your career, as none of your ideas are ever used.
  • Feeling like you have to tip-toe around your boss.
  • Staff don’t feel comfortable sharing new ideas or think that they can approach their boss.
  • Conflict within your team starts to build, as everyone is trying to fight for the approval of the CEO or Manager.

Please watch this short 3-minute interview with Steve Jobs and listen to how he ran Apple like it was the largest startup company in the world.

 
 
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