Essays on Leadership Styles Adopted by Bill Gates Case Study

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The paper 'Leadership Styles Adopted by Bill Gates" is a good example of a management case study. So as to understand leadership concepts, it would be essential to define a leader. A leader is commonly defined as a person who influences other people so as to achieve a common goal. A recognized leader is termed as a person who has followers and his main focus is on the results rather than the popularity, thus he acts as the role model and leads others by example and thus others are motivated to follow the leader.

Pinos, Twigg & Olson (2006), notes that leadership is the process that it is action-oriented rather than just a virtue of title and rank. Leadership is concerned with the kind of decision that we always make in any organization. This essay sets out to determine a prominent leader who I admire and it will further describe the leadership and communication style of the leader chosen and explain whether the approach chosen by the leader is well suited to a globalised environment. Discussion Brief Overview of the Leader The most recognised leader that I admire most in the current world is Bill Gates and this is mainly based on his effective and efficient performance and behaviour in Microsoft Corporation.

Bill Gates is an American national who was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle Washington. He developed an interest at Lakeside School in a new field of computer programming and developed his first computer software at the age of 13. Bill co-founded personal computer Revolution Company when he was still a young man when he met with his friend Paul Allen.

Initially, he had been criticized both internally and externally for his business tactics but he took the risk and remained determined that made him be an effective leader in the current world (Gates, 1999). Effective communication is an essential element in any organisation since it enhances the performance of an organization. Communication prevents conflict from occurring by clearly conveying one's views and vision to the staff of the company (Brown & Baker 2001). This is evident through Bill Gates's commitment to the software company. Bill Gates is a heroic leader who I most admire and recognise in the 21st century.

Bill Gates has a spectacular achievement in the information age by starting up Microsoft that has become the world's largest software company. Bill Gates is the best-known entrepreneur, innovator, computer programmer, and philanthropist.  


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