Dearlove, D 2010,The Unauthorized Guide To Doing Business the Bill Gates Way, Capstone15Publishing Ltd, West Sussex, UK. 15Edward, B & Robert, H 2006, ‘Management styles & leadership styles of Warren Buffet & Bill15Gates’, Thinking Managers, viewed 10 August 2010, < http: //www. thinkingmanagers. com/management/management-styles. php> 15James, O 2004, The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People, Nicholas Brealey15Publishing, Yarmouth, USA. 15Owen, H 2000, In Search of Leaders, Wiley, New York, NY. 15Two Leaders of Different Organizations and Their Management Advantages/Disadvantages 1.0 IntroductionLeadership has negative or positive impact in every aspect of performance of organization. An evaluation of literature on leadership shows a progression of schools of thoughts from theories of great man and trait to leadership of transformation.
All of these theories direct focus on behaviors and characteristics of leader who is successful in management of an organization. Leadership theories of behaviorist focus on what leader do instead of their qualities. Various behavior patterns are scrutinized and classified as leadership styles. This field has attracted attention to most of practicing leaders and managers. According to Victor and Malcolm (2005, p. 108), studies and research carried out have shown that there is no single recommendation for efficient performance.
The relationship between leader approach (style of leadership) and the perspective in which they operate is viewed to be vital. There has been an increasing spotlight on the efficiency of various behaviors of leadership in varying contexts of alteration. The varying sorts of behaviors are grouped into 3 wide categories which include; goal-oriented, involving and engaging behaviors. There is evidence of correlation between change context and leadership behaviors in transformational theory. The role of leadership and change in implementing and envisioning the organizational transformation performance is the central concept in transformational theory.
Varying behaviors of leader in differing contexts of change have 3 different styles of leadership; engaging, involving and goal leaderships (Victor & Malcolm 2005, p. 114). Warren Buffet as a chief executive and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has led the organization for 37 year and the market value has grown with compounding rate of more than 25% per year. He has achieved this through leading and managing people and capital. His style of leadership has sustained the performance of Berkshire Hathaway as an operating company.
Bill Gates has been leading Microsoft since its inception and his style has been goal orient. Warren Buffet and Bill gates exhibit different leadership styles in their respective organizations. 2.0 Warren Buffet and Berkshire HathawayLeadership style exhibited by Warren Buffet is engaging one where he allows his manager to act like owners of his business. He has not produced this magnificent performance by being a stock picker but he has done it by being a CEO who manages capital and leads people (James 2004, p. 2). He has learnt the leadership skills he exhibits after years of mistakes.
Between periods of 1970 to 1980 Buffett underwent cognition explosion in which his style of capital management and leadership emerged. This model has maintained performance of Berkshire Hathaway as an operating organization, in contrary to the vehicle of investment it once was. This style has raised Buffet above every other CEO. He has learnt the importance of doing job with persons who have mindset that is right.