With the concept of the skills theory that leaders have the ability to develop skills, it is very possible to see Mark Zuckerberg develop bigger and better things in the future, adding to his legacy of Facebook. Zuckerberg responded by creating a way for FaceBook users to select levels of privacy for their accounts so that only certain people could see their news feeds. I could see that success only comes from taking the time to think more critically rather than just accepting the first idea that comes to mind. We not only needed to establish those strategies but to scale them globally. He had such a faith in his work that even while raising money for Facebook he canceled on his meetings, ignored some important phone calls, maintained distance from some major investors and all this he did to just build up the hype and demand. At 12 years old, Zuckerberg developed a messaging program using Atari Basic and named it ZuckNet.
Momentum happens because the sheer shine of your new idea does all of that for you. Creating a Google+ account after his social network was unveiled, he became a most-followed in 2011, outranking Larry Page and Sergery Brin. No one knows how much longer Zuckerberg can remain an alien spirit. In a career dating back to the days before newsroom computers I have covered everything from popular music to local politics. Lest we think high profile leaders are the only ones whose skills are applicable and worthy of study, I can offer one good example of a leader I once worked with during my employment as a college admissions representative. Farnaz Namin-Hedayati and she has been cited by the. Facebook was never meant to be a company.
But a very few do. At times the Director of Admissions needed to meet with us as a team and other times, as individuals. That is what has made Facebook a network created in part with the help of user interaction. There is no point at all in working 18 hour days when you are putting your time and money into the wrong thing. Oh, and also the 36th richest American and 25th most powerful person on the planet, according to Forbes.
His mind oozes with ideas, and he is not afraid to experiment. And in case you're wondering, you can't friend Zuckerberg on Facebook. Till date, he refuses to surrender to endless trials and tribulations set against him and strives to move forward. Yes, you have to be able to withstand the isolation. His father was a dentist, his mother was a psychiatrist, and he has three sisters. Zuckerberg understands and admits that he has made many mistakes within his company, but as a transformational leader, he strives to turn those mistakes into growth opportunities Rasing, 2011.
He Is a Hard Worker. Financial insecurity is part of the deal of start-up life. When he faced privacy allegations and faced criticism regarding the privacy of the users, he gave into public views and gave users more controls over the things they post, giving them a control over their privacy. As a transformational leader, Mark Zuckerberg has learned from his mistakes, takes risks, and has grown his company as a visionary leader. There are certain qualities that certainly have helped him along the way. While Mark Zuckerberg was definitely a non-conformist, as he was at the forefront of progression for his time and his area of expertise. Zuckerberg attended Ardsley High School and excelled in classes before transferring to a private school Phillips Exeter Academy.
The question becomes: Will Facebook be the platform of choice for them, or will Generation Z decide that there is something more interesting? He does not bother about criticism and never allows their noise get to him in anyway. The trick is to take that path of uncertainty. Mark Zuckerberg embodies the characteristics of a transformational leader. The café at facebook offers employees gourmet meals within a setting designed by a team that built a four-star hotel in New York. But it needs something else in order to be effective.
He also caused a media furor when he introduced the Newsfeed function, which shared all activity updates between people in their respective social networks--at first without a privacy option. We are always looking for qualified individuals who are interested to grow the field as well as developing their knowledge, skills and abilities. Conversely, if enough people choose they no longer want to be a part of the club then the whole network loses its appeal. Transformational leaders motivate their employees through setting goals, implementing incentives, and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth Northouse, 2013. Zuckerberg is well-known from the surprising shocking, for some people decisions he made in the past. Who is worth more than Mr.
In 2016, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the limited liability company into which Mr. Yet, facebook has been around for at least 8 years and are still going strong and growing as the days goes by. Zuckerburg did not give up in the face of so much negativity and continued to strive to market his product and sell his services. Leadership: Theory and practice 6th ed. His first failure being one that of an infraction resulting in disciplinary action while he was a student at Harvard.