The Steve Jobs Way: Leadership and Innovation You Can Use
Love him or hate him, you must admit that Steve Jobs was a challenging and brilliant leader and an innovative genius. So what can you learn from the strengths and weaknesses of a computer industry trailblazer? The answer is an enormous amount!
This class, developed hand-in-hand with former Apple SVP and Jobs' advisor Jay Elliot, highlights and describes Steve Jobs' business principles, philosophies, and techniques in ways that you can adapt and apply them to your workplace in order to grow professionally and, in the words of Steve Jobs, 'put a ding in the universe', your ding in the universe!
The topics discussed in this class are valuable to people of all professions and organizational levels. Some of Jobs' techniques were used to create this class, so we can demonstrate to you how to actually use these principles to your advantage in any business endeavor.
Class Topics include:
The Myth and the Man
General Thoughts on Leadership
Jobs' Leadership Style
Jobs' Organization and Team Building Style
Intensity and Focus
General Innovation Terminology and Concepts
Jobs' Thoughts on Innovation
Examples of Innovation
General Thoughts on Product Design
Jobs' Product Passion and Design
Knowledge of various innovative and effective leadership concepts
Innovation techniques usable in almost any professional endeavor
Ways to create an culture of innovation
Value of professional intensity and focus
An understanding that sometimes more is less and less is more
Concepts of product design usable in the creation of almost product or service
Team building techniques that enhance quality, productivity, and effectiveness