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A view on transformational leadership: The case of Jeff Bezos

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  • Cătălin Grădinaru

    (Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania)

  • Sorin-George Toma

    (Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania)

  • Ștefan Catană

    (Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania)

  • Gabriela AndriÈ™an

    (Univeristy of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)

Abstract

In today’s society, in order to be a successful entrepreneur you must be able to adapt to the ever-changing market conditions. To do this, it is important to be able to utilize your resources to their maximum potential so as to gain the best results possible. As such, it is important for an entrepreneur to have very good leadership skills in order to mobilize his team to achieve the vision of the company. The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of leadership for organizational success in nowadays business environment. In particular, the paper focuses on the transformational style of leadership employed by famous entrepreneur Jeff Bezos that has managed to grow Amazon to the point that it is considered the biggest online retailer in the world. The methodology used is qualitative and is based on the research of secondary sources such as articles, books and interviews. The findings show that transformational leadership is a key solution that fits the needs of companies finding themselves having not only to strive to survive, but to flourish in this fast-paced, ever-changing environment of the business world.

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  • Cătălin Grădinaru & Sorin-George Toma & Ștefan Catană & Gabriela AndriÈ™an, 2020. "A view on transformational leadership: The case of Jeff Bezos," Manager Journal, Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, vol. 31(1), pages 93-100, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:but:manage:v:31:y:2020:i:1:p:93-100
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