If Steve Jobs Worked For You, You’d Probably Fire Him - Innovators and Administrators Don't Mix | Innovation & Institutions, Will it Blend? | Scoop.it

"Steve Jobs, in another incarnation (somebody with that level of talent and ability to think differently) is out there working for someone right now and is about to get fired."  ~ Greg Fraley


Oh yes, so true.


This is textbook as to how to frustrate, annoy, and bother management (versus leadership.) Those who manage or work with the early Steve Jobs type might also be threatened, or intimidated that someone in your shop is displaying "think different" and NOT towing the company  (org.) line and/or paying regular obeisance to top administrative leadership.  
From one of the comments on Greg's post:  "Manager types are trained to do one thing - manage a company created by someone else. Founder personality and management personality stand far apart."
It's part of why Simon Sinek has a huge following, thinking differently.  It is STILL rare in org. culture in this disrupted business world.
For example, Simon has often repeated this nugget:
Apple:  NOT, What we do, great computers.  Want to buy one?
RATHER:  Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is making products that are beautifully designed, simple to use & user friendly.  We happen to make computers.  Want to buy one?
Reference:  http://www.scoop.it/t/change-leadership-vision/p/2268713217/it-s-got-to-be-about-why-not-how-how-great-leaders-inspire-action-simon-sinek


Steve Jobs, in another incarnation (that is, somebody with that level of talent and ability to think differently) is out there working for someone right now and is about to get fired. New Steve might be working for you right now. Look closely at your list of trouble makers, [if you haven't downsized or fired them already.]


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