You've probably heard about super-executives who rescue companies from the brink of bankruptcy or take them to astonishing heights. Visionaries such as these can be responsible for a powerful stock move. Apple Computer was faltering in 1997, when co-founder Steve Jobs returned to lead the company back into profitability. Under his leadership, Apple shares more than quadrupled over the next couple of years.
Good managers are visionaries, able to redefine business models.
What makes management outstanding? There's more to successful management than inventing the next personal computer or coming up with the next big trend in fast food. The management must also be adept at guiding companies through difficult times, adjusting to changing market conditions, taking advantage of new opportunities. Good managers are visionaries, able to redefine business models. Often, other companies emulate their successful strategies. These leaders demonstrate the ability to deliver on promises, meet growth projections and deadlines, building a reputation for credibility and integrity.