For W. Reed Hastings, Netflix founder:
- Discuss 3 factors or characteristics that you think makes this individual (CEO) an effective leader.
- Discuss 3 factors or characteristics that an industry source thinks makes this individual an effective leader.
- What do you think will be the key cultural or organizational legacy this leader will leave behind?
1. Hastings has an entrepreneurial spirit that engages his mind and his talents. He has founded companies and invented products in the technology field, which gives him creditably as both a leader and knowledgeable. He is willing to take risks, as is seen in his starting Netflix with a partner, Marc Randolph, without knowing if their idea of renting movies, games, and television shows on disk without a specified return date was good. They had no idea if there was even a market for such a product. His previous company invented and supplied debugging software. He believed in internet streaming and introduced that as well, through Netflix, as a proponent of the future. He is also willing ...
The factors that make an effective leader is determined. The three factors or characteristics are provided.