EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP 2
Leadership refers to a process of influencing a group of people, workers or employees to
achieve the predetermined objectives of an organization cohesively and coherently. Leadership
requires making effective decisions, establishing and articulating the vivid or precise vision,
creating achievable goals and offering knowledge and necessary tools for workers to achieve the
intended organizational goals or objectives. Effective leadership requires a leader who has
excellent administration and communication skills, self-confidence, innovative and creative
thinking ability, persistence, willing to accept changes, risks, and reactive during a crisis
(Mumford, Partlow, & Medeiros, 2013).
Bill Gates has both inspirational and charismatic features. Additionally, success and
popularity of Bill Gates in his leadership efforts originates from his intelligent, sociable,
determinant, high integrity, competent and skillful features. Besides, his substantial contribution
to the Microsoft Company, Bill Gates has significant effects on the whole world. His visionary
and strategic leadership style has assisted in the positive achievement of the Microsoft Company.
The vision and foresight of Bill Gates concerning personal computing have played a central
responsibility in the establishment and success of his software and Microsoft Company. The
success of Microsoft Windows or operating system (OS) globally depends on Bill Gates’
exceptional leadership (Hough & Serfontein, 2012). Besides Bill Gates, effective leadership of
Warren Buffett depends on his optimism in organizational operations. He inspires his workers’
emotions consistently. Therefore, this paper seeks to explore the practical leadership styles of
Bill Gates in the Microsoft Company.
Even though Bill Gates has transformational and charismatic leadership traits, he lacked
proper employee relation. He has controlling nature hinders the relation ability of his