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Often seen as less important than leadership, management involves managing subordinates and linking between them and other agents, inside and outside the company.
The managerial role is often mischaracterized as primarily involving detached planning and strategizing, but many effective strategies emerge as managers deal with small actions day to day. Moreover, the nature of managerial work is action oriented and full of interruptions.
Leadership is often more valued than management, but leadership mostly decides and plans and it does so based on information brought by management. The system is dysfunctional if one of them is isolated.
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Is a leadership philosophy that is built on the belief that the most effective leaders strive to serve others, rather than accrue power or take control.
The authoritarian leadership style:
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Steve Jobs has always been considered an anomaly in management: his leadership style was something to admire or to criticize, but definitely not to replicate.
He was navigat...
It puts people at the center. But it is definitely not user-driven: it does not listen to users, but makes proposals to them. Customers do not buy Apple's products because of utility or functionality.
Apple products are more meaningful to users. The products have great design - and identity.
Is recognizing that people are human: they have rational, cultural, and emotional dimensions, and they appreciate the person who creates a meaning for them to embrace. For Jobs, design was not only beauty, but creating new meanings for users.
He also offered meaning to his employees - they worked hard on visionary projects, striving to meet targets and to satisfy their leader's maniacal attention to detail, because he infused them with a sense of mission: Apple had to leave a mark in the world of computing, improve people's lives, be bold and, of course, "think different."
Studies have shown that servant leadership and the empowerment and teamwork that accompay it trickle down. Higher level managers who turn from selfish leadership to selfless leadership end up creating lower-level managers and other employees who then do the same.