Interesting perspective on Steve Jobs' leadership style. Was Jobs a good leader although he has been described as "rude, insensitive, antisocial, and cruel"? Probably yes. Because despite potentially "antisocial" behaviors, he did help develop people.
As a leader, how much time (and energy) do you spend on developing the people around you?
"The earlier in your career you begin thinking about serving and empowering others to become the best version they can be, the higher the likelihood your company or team will sail on without you when you are no longer there."
What can you learn from this? The only way to ensure a company or team sails on without you is to focus on developing other people. At the end of the day, the best leaders or what we call Welder Leaders develop more leaders, not more followers. While it was clear Jobs didn't think about this early in his career, as he got older (and sick) he began focusing on getting the next generation of leaders at Apple ready for when he was no longer there. "Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them." - Jobs