The Tao of Steve: 5 leadership lessons from Steve Jobs

In his own words: Steve Jobs on hiring, motivating employees, and the pursuit of excellence.

Steve Jobs, the iconic co-founder and CEO of Apple was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2003. He died on October 5 at age 56. But he left behind a wealth of memorable quotations. Here are 5 of our favorite leadership lessons from Steve Jobs.

Employee Motivation

Employee Potential


Apple’s Core: Employees

And... a touch of sadism

Reprinted with permission from the forthcoming book "I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words," edited by George Beahm, Agate B2, November 2011.

Now read: 8 innovation lessons you won't learn from Steve Jobs

What’s wrong? The new clean desk test
You Might Like
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies