Few CEOs have been subject to as much
criticism and attacks as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Most famously, he
was portrayed as the villain in the movie The Social Network.
Shareholders have complained about his leadership and failure to increase the
stock price of Facebook, and others have claimed he is socially inept and too
young and immature to be a CEO of a multibillion-dollar corporation.
However, in spite of this criticism Zuckerberg
is inarguably one of the most successful CEOs and entrepreneurs in corporate
history. The small project that he created while he was a college student has
become world dominant in the social media business and is still growing and
expanding. So in spite of all of the criticism he clearly has been a successful
For this Case Assignment, do some research in
the online library and find out what you can about Zuckerberg’s leadership
style. Take a look at the criticisms as well as what you think he is doing
right or what lead him to his strong success.
Here are a few articles to get you started:
Facebook's leadership: Time for an update?
(Jun. 13, 2010). The Washington Post. [Available on ProQuest]
Bailey, B., & May, P. (2014, Feb 03).
Facebook at 10: Zuckerberg pushing for change. Oakland Tribune.
Lesley, C. T. (2012, Jan 27). Job at Facebook
not for sensitive types. Toronto Star. [ProQuest]
Once you have finished your research, write a
4- to 5-page paper addressing the following questions:
How would you describe
Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership style? Was it transformational, transactional?
Both, or neither? Explain your reasoning.
Consider both the
positive and negative aspects of Zuckerberg’s leadership style. What is good,
and what is detrimental to Facebook? Does the good outweigh the bad?
Answer the assignment
Stay focused on the
precise assignment questions; don't go off on tangents or devote a lot of space
to general background materials.
references and cite sources in proper format.
Make sure to use
reliable and credible sources as your references. Articles published in
established newspapers or business journals/magazines are preferred. If you
find articles on the Internet, make sure they are from a credible source.
writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).
I DO NOT MIND IF THE PAPER IS 3-4 PAGES JUST AS LONG AS
OTHER DIRECTIONS ARE FOLLOWED..APA AND CITING ARE DONE PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!