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Steve Jobs Versus Tim Cook

Who would you prefer to report to Steve Jobs or Tim Cook if you were an executive at Apple and why (based on their individual approaches to leadership)? Make sure you support your argument(s) with the understanding of leadership prinicples and theory.

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Who would you prefer to report to Steve Jobs or Tim Cook if you were an executive at Apple and why (based on their individual approaches to leadership)? Make sure you support your argument(s) with the understanding of leadership principles and theory.

I would prefer to report to Steve Jobs than Tim cook for a number of reasons. Since Tim Cook is a transactional leader, he does a rewards and punishments approach. He does this by using extrinsic rewards- most likely financial to his employees. He is known to have success, yes, but at the expense of others. His approach is that of a dictator, and this is not the kind of leadership I would comply to within an organization because I know I would rebel. I do appreciate how he has helped Apple immensely since the death of Steve Jobs. This was done internally originally. Of course, this means having new rules in place for ...

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This solution discussed whether or not to work under under Steve Jobs or Tim Cook with regards to their leadership style.

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