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Management styles of Jack Ma, Steve Jobs and Mark ZuckerbergNameCourseIDDate
IntroductionThis paper analyzes the leadership approach of three leaders, the founder of Apple, Stevejobs; the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma; and the founder andCEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. The paper aims to discuss and analyze their problem-solving mechanisms and decision-making style. The purpose of this paper is to compare theimplications of their leadership styles. An individual's style of leadership primarily dependson his or her personal characteristics. At that point in time, a leader selects the leadershipstyle that is most appropriate for the organization. The current scope of discussion includesdiscussing the leadership style at Apple, FaceBook and Alibaba, hence analysing theleadership practices.DiscussionMark Zuckerberg exemplifies the transformational leadership style in action. He has beendescribed as positive, aggressive, and encouraging in order to contribute to the organizationalgrowth(Vargas, 2010). He is always seeking innovation and growth, and he loves challengesand debates. His leadership style includes all three styles (autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire). As well as commanding his employees to complete their assigned tasks, he constantlyseeks feedback from them. As a result, he believes in his employees and treats them fairly. Asa transformational leader, Zuckerberg is always open to ideas and suggestions from hisemployees and followers, and he often incorporates them into decisions concerning thecompany.As a democratic leader, Zuckerberg also emphasizes the importance of sensitivity to hispeople and of group relationships in which members are encouraged to share their thoughtsand ideas. This type of leadership is well suited for Facebook since it has to deal withdifferent expertise, such as product marketing, communications management, softwareengineering, vendor management, and data engineering. According to Zuckerberg, another

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