Facebook master Mark Zuckerberg illustrates transformational leadership in action. Mark is an American internet entrepreneur, computer programmer and a philanthropist. Together with his friends in Harvard, they invented and created the infamous social networking site Facebook from their dormitory room and launched it at the campus and expanded to California in a short period of time. The total number of Facebook users online reached more than one billion in year 2012. He even got involved on variety of legal disputes which were initiated by his other friends and members of his group.
The Success of Mark Zuckerberg
In 2010, he was named by the Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential and wealthiest personality in the whole world. He then created Google+ account after his social network got unveiled. In year 2011 of July, he had become Google+ most followed, which he outranked Sergery Brin and Larry Page.
Even if turned as traitor in Social Networking, still he founded and runs a billion dollar company because of it. He had become influential personality in the whole world. He brilliantly made the world as smaller place. Regardless of their age or pursuits.
Mark Zuckerberg Leadership Style
His leadership style is described as encouraging and aggressive. A person who always demands constant innovation and growth, he loves debates and challenges. There are times that he does not perform like a CEO, causing him to make important decisions on his own without consulting with his board.
He pushes the people to make and deliver outputs more than what is set, yes it might be confusing and stressful but at the end of the day they unexpectedly see that their output is much more from what he demanded. This makes his subordinates work faster under too much pressure, which is great especially when need arises and needs to be done as soon as possible. He never get intimidated by his board room, even if there are much older and makes a person feels intimidated he does not focus on that alone. He has a firm understanding with his idea worth. He knows when to say no, being a man of his word.
Zuckerberg is familiar with his weaknesses, causing him to be open to suggestions from his subordinates. He allows his employees to be granted opportunities to speak to him on improvements and suggestions for Facebook. While this may sometimes lead to a debate, Zuckerberg is known for not providing vocal appreciation to his subordinates. He is able to adapt quickly to situation and responds to complaints right away from his users. Focused on building the right relationships, Zuckerberg does not exaggeratedly show that he wants to control everything.