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Tim Cook Has a 'Methodical, No-Nonsense' Leadership Style

Tim Cook Has a 'Methodical, No-Nonsense' Leadership Style

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Reuters has published a profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook describing his leadership style as methodical, no-nonsense, and very different from that of his predecessor Steve Jobs.

According to the report, the Jobs' bi-monthly iPhone software meeting in which the late-CEO would go through each plan feature in iOS, is gone. "That's not Tim's style at all," said one person familiar with those meetings. "He delegates."

In meetings, Cook is said to be very calm and difficult to read.

Still, he has a tough side. In meetings, Cook is so calm as to be nearly unreadable, sitting silently with hands clasped in front of himself. Any change in the constant rocking of his chair is one sign subordinates look for: when he simply listens, they're heartened if there is no change in the pace of his rocking.

"He could skewer you with a sentence," the person said. "He would say something along the lines of 'I don't think that's good enough' and that would be the end of it and you would just want to crawl into a hole and die."

The report goes on to address some of the challenges facing Apple and how Cook has handled them. It touches on the Maps fiasco and how Cook fired Scott Forstall and passed the responsibility for Human Interface to Jonathan Ive. It also discusses Apple's stock price, tax criticisms, and innovation concerns. You can read the full profile at the link below...

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Tim Cook Has a 'Methodical, No-Nonsense' Leadership Style

Sharon Nathaniel - August 23, 2013 at 4:53am
I never know why people fear and resist change, The UI needed a complete makeover, peoples were too bored with that. We the developers in fact love the new UI. The old apps that use native controls looks very old while comparing to IOS 7. And about innovation the people cry about, its not done in a night or a year, it takes time and years to come up with something innovative. Tim Cook is doing right, we think he knows what he is doing better than all of us. For those who appreciate Android, what's so new in this year Andorid update that you can say is innovative? Innovation takes time, and making it perfect is not an easy task. I hope people who are not in research and development and are just bashing about innovation and development, you all should keep your mouth shut. And those who resist change, you will be left alone.
El Compa - August 22, 2013 at 6:50pm
The royal cock was not cleaned this morning. You're fired.
Thevoice - August 22, 2013 at 6:36pm
Methodical, no nonse = not creative
Saul - August 22, 2013 at 4:12pm
I miss jobs.
ackack - August 22, 2013 at 4:10pm
i find the fingerprint sensor and flat ui as a selling point for the new phone complete nonsense