Jeff Bezos and His Leadership Style
Shaw to begin Amazon.com. Being the visionary that he is he saw an opportunity prompted by the huge growth rate of internet use in a single year and ran with it never looking back. Jeff realized that the internet had “no real commerce to speak of” so he began researching possible businesses.
The members attending the meeting should keep the customer in view and take decision.
This includes creating a business which can thrive in an area that is filled with competition. Bezos has managed to do this in an IT competitive market. The way he has steered the company oozes a quality that can only be witnessed among great leaders. Jeff is also a transformational leader. He can be seen as a leader who wants to bring in changes. He is innovative and that what has seen the company rise above odds to be one of the best internet based commerce companies in the United States. According to Qu, Janssen and Shi (2015), they found out that those leaders that exhibit transformational kind of leadership produce extraordinary results. These kind of leaders are followers of creativity and innovation. They are fascinated by creating a vision for the future which captures the mind and heart of people. They drive their employees beyond ordinary possibilities. Jeff ranks high in this field, and that is what has made Amazon.com one of the best companies in the word when it comes to internet based companies.
Through my experience as a collegiate athlete I have concluded that a leader can have the perfect vision, but unless he has the highest motivation of the followers he is leading, that vision will not become a reality. Therefore it is crucial as leader to straddle the line of productive motivation and destructive motivation in order the achieve the highest of motivation from your team.
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