Successful managers' brain

This section is begun with posing a question.

Would you prefer to be just a manager or a successful one?

In the traditional management style, a manager was defined as a quite one-dimensional, dictator, and arrogant person. However, by the emergence of some modern managers like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc. and also, their wonderful success has caused the traditional definition getting vanished. Additionally, too many books and movies about these two managers have been published and almost all people know about the details of their lives and success stories; nevertheless, it is needed to scrutinize their lives from a new and different perspective.

Inside Steve Job’s head

As you are aware of the fact that a brain is made of right and left hemispheres which each has its particular function, and a person’s personality is formed in accordance with the structure and performance of the both hemispheres.

In psychology, left-brainers are capable of carrying out logic, exact mathematical computations, and immediate comprehension; however, right-brainers are sensitive and in favor of imagination, risk-taking, music, and art.

You, respected manager, when you are reading the characteristics of left-brainers, don’t you think of yourself ?!!


Now let’s return to Steve Job’s brain. He explained about his life at Stanford University (the place which he had left) in 2005 and divided his life into three sections:

1.The Connection among Some Irrelevant Events:

Steve Jobs was supposed to be adopted by an educated family as his mother wanted him to study at a university in the future, but he has been grown up unexpectedly in a family which its members haven’t got their diplomas. Finally, he went to the university but after six months, he decided to take a risk and drop out of the university due to his confusing situation and lack of money to pay the fee. Steve has been always curious and just for his curiosity he decided to participate in calligraphy classes at Reed College. Although the classes were totally irrelevant to his future life, the classes made him an opportunity to design the first Mac in Touch computer after 10 years. It was the first computer which was created with artistic and beautiful fonts. Therefore, it can be concluded that the risk of leaving the university and his curiosity toward learning calligraphy made him to be creative and his creativity transformed to an unbeatable business success.

2. Love and Acceptance of Failure: 

At the time he was in charge of Apple Management Department and in fact he was regarded as the owner of the company. But he got fired, and he accepted this failure; since his heart acclaimed a truth into his ears that everything will be all right. The acclamation in every stage of his life was the main factor which had positive effect on his success. After 5 years, he founded two well - known and important companies and also met his wife.

Therefore, Steve wasn’t afraid of accepting the truth and he tried to overcome what his logic was telling and he listened to his heart.

3. The Fact of Death

Steve Jobs has been asking this question every day for 33 years from the time he was 17. “If today were the last day of my life, would I do the same thing?” Unless the answer wasn’t positive, he noticed that there’s a need to change.

“Remembering the fact that one day I will be dead was a kind of significant tool which helped me make decisions in some difficult situations in my life, because all I have expected from my life, selfishness, and being ashamed of failure weren’t important in comparison to death.”

Was Steve Jobs left or right-brained manager? Undoubtedly, he was one of infrequent managers using the right hemisphere who are 2.5% in total and that’s why he became a successful manager.

It’s pivotal to note that as companies get bigger and expanded gradually, left-brainers get superior at work; therefore, creative people (right-brainers) would leave the companies or may get fired. Whereas cooperation and coaction of the both groups cause success and subsistence.

You would like to be whether one of the 2.5% managers like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs who mix love and management or one of the managers who believe that management is the hardest thing in the world?