A Powerful Leader
Traits and Effects
The most important trait, however, is his intuition. When joining Apple, he told himself that he would be better off to stay at Compaq. This is not what ended up occurring. Cook joined Apple because his intuition "already knew that joining Apple was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for the creative genius, and to be on the executive team that could resurrect a great American company." Had he not joined, Apple would not have gained resources, such as an investment into flash memory, which became heavily important aspects of future products, like the iPod nano and iPhone. Cook's intuition is the reason I wish to emulate him.
I share a few traits of this powerful leader, such as his ability to make quick and effective decisions. This has helped him, and may help me, to seize an oppertunity when it presents itself. Had Cook not taken Jobs's offer, he may not have ever become the CEO of Apple, and I may find myself in a similar situation in the future.
This variation is the reason that I believe there is no set list of qualites that need to be developed by a person to be a leader. Every leader does share some basic qualites, such as the ability to be recognized in a positive way by superiors. However, the person to become a leader may go about coming to power in whatever way their personality suits.