First, on Steve Jobs. In the history of business, there is no record of a company whose stock price goes up indefinitely. Why should Apple’s valuation keep increasing? And while on the subject of Steve Jobs, I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me about his leadership style. Which, by the way, runs virtually opposite to what I’ve seen works in my 10+ years of research on management failures and mistakes. The lesson: just because you can find one prominent example of a particular leadership style, doesn’t mean everyone should do the same. Steve Jobs was an exception to all the rules on effective leadership. Let’s make it clearer: almost anyone who adopts the Steve Jobs approach to leadership will fail....Read full post on original post on Forbes.
Link to my CNBC Squak Box interview on whether Apple's best days are behind them or not. Also interviewed is Jeff Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean, Yale School of Management.