Leadership is a capacity which helps in transforming the vision into reality. Leadership is regarded as multifaceted and complex phenomena which are applied in the organization. Leaders set their own direction and try to create something new and innovative which will benefit the society or the organization as a whole. The leaders also guide the people to the correct destination in an efficient and smooth way. Bill Gates follows an autocratic leadership style. This leadership style is important because it is vital to recruit the best and talented people in the IT industry. Bill Gates tried to create trust among the employees and create competition among the employees. It is important to maintain the ethics in leadership so as to give importance to the rights and dignity of the people. Leadership must try to focus on team building and this is the most vital aspect which must be considered in every organization. Leadership also helps to influence the other team members in the group and motivate them (Kruse 2013).
Ethics of leadership
According to Bill Gates, dignity and respect are the important ethics of leadership. An ideal leaders must adopt transparency in the decision making process. This will help in building trust among the employees. Bill gates also suggested that it is important to insist everyone so that they can fulfill the ethical expectations. The employees in an organization must also be given training because learning is a never ending process and it will help in enhancing their career. Bill Gates was such a leader that he inspired others to be ethical. He also tried to enhance his integrity and credibility so that the employees can trust him very easily. Bill gates also suggested that it is important to communicate properly with the employees. If there is no proper communication, the employees will not be motivated or willing to work because they cannot share their problems with the management team of the organization (Koh 2015).
Evolution of leadership
Leaders have historical records and many stories. They did not evolve as a successful leader in a single day. Leadership must use an integrative approach and thus it is important to understand how they evolved as a successful leader. Bill Gates is a global and recognized leader in the field of technology and IT. Gates is a legend and he continued to stay popular among the people. Bill Gates is an admirable leader and he has taken the charge to help others and also guide them in the right direction. He has also taken a selfless approach in his leadership style and has spent considerable amount of time and money in helping others. In his young days, Bill Gates was always mesmerized by computer and he spent his valuable time in learning different kinds of programming language. Thus, it can be said that it was only his love for computer which made him a successful leader and also led to the foundation of Microsoft (Davis and Leon 2014).
Psychology of leadership
The leader must have a vision and try to establish the matter and articulate them accordingly. The leaders must possess social intelligence and thus this will motivate the other team members in the group. Bill Gates knew to master his emotion and also mange the time. He also maintained cordial relationship with his team members (Darmawan 2015).
Multi cultural leadership
It is important for a leader to get trust and respect from the employees. Similar is the case with Bill Gates. It is vital to deal with the challenges of multicultural organization and thus a leader must adopt various kinds of inclusive approaches and also increase his/ her ability. Bill Gates had all the required values of a leader such as kindness, politeness and he also accepted his team member’s mistakes and gave them proper suggestion so that they can rectify them accordingly. Multicultural leadership is associated with multinational corporations and thus this has helped Bill Gates to understand the cross challenges which are faced by Microsoft in expanding its business in other countries. Bill Gates was a good listener and he always interacted with his team members. He spoke to them, understood their problems and thus took several steps for the development of the company. This leadership of Bill Gates has helped Microsoft in the development of its business. Moreover, Bill Gates was very generous and humble and thus his team members could approach him very easily. He always helped his team members to work for the development of the company. Bill gates tried to maintain harmony among his team members (Bello 2015).
Bill gates knew how to encourage the stakeholders of the company and to achieve the impossible targets by motivating them. He communicated the complex ideas in a very simple way which was easy for the stakeholders. He grabbed the attention of the employees whenever he delivered lectures. He used emphatic gestures to express his convictions and feelings. Sometimes, Gates also used descriptive gestures to express his actions. He always presented his talks to the employees in an authentic and natural way. This has helped to raise his enthusiasm as well as keep the employees motivated. Gates always cited real life examples in his lectures so that the stakeholders can trace out the steps to be successful in that particular area. The most important thing in his communications style is that he always used presentations and a proper conclusion to motivate the employees and the stakeholders (Northouse 2017).
Bill Gates is an authoritarian leader because he kept control of himself. This style of leadership has helped him in emergency situations. Moreover, he can also take quick decisions on important issues.
Thus, it can be said that Bill gates was a successful leader. Bill Gates is a global leader in the field of technology and IT. Bill Gates is an admirable leader and he has taken the charge to help others and also guide them in the right direction. Gates maintained cordial relationship with his team members. He can be considered as a successful leader. Gates had all the required values and thus he can be considered as a successful leader.
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