A prominent leadership professor at Harvard Business School does not acknowledge Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for the future, nor the possibility that he will lead it.
Bill George, senior fellow at HBS and former CEO of Medtronic, believes Zuckerberg’s mediocre leadership skills are slowly dooming Meta, formerly known as Facebook.
“I don’t think Facebook will work as long as he’s there,” George said on a CNBC show called Make It. “He’s probably one of the reasons why so many people stay away from the company. He’s really lost his way.”
“Frankly, the wealth went to his head.”
George alleges that Zuckerberg smugly surrounded himself while falling into the “risk” of “chasing money” and “being the richest man around.”
Over the years, George has lost sight of his most deeply held beliefs, values, and purpose, instead believing that bosses motivated by money, fame, and power are doomed to failure. believes Zuckerberg did just that, sacrificing values and ideals in pursuit of the greatest good. I believe
the author of Shinkita: Real Leadership in Today’s Workplacealso said the resignation of HBS MBA Sheryl Sandberg as Zuckerberg’s longtime chief operating officer was a symptom of another problem. , officially stepped down as COO in late July. She continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. “He has Sheryl Sandberg. He had some senior mentors on the board. He pushed them all out.”
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Zuckerberg was tight-lipped amidst the criticism. After all, he is widely known for successfully running his one of the most far-reaching businesses in the world. The company he co-founded in 2004 has gone viral on social media and gone on to become a tech giant with a $450 billion market cap.
George believes Zuckerberg has become a loner who shuns intimate relationships and alienates others. Easy, he adds.
The HBS Fellow also argues that Zuckerberg is a “rationalist,” a leader who refuses to admit or learn from his mistakes. Instead he justifies his failure by blaming others.
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