Adobe systems is one of the companies that have shown good performance in the market especially considering the tremendous changes that take place every day un the technology industry. The company was established in 1986 and has ever since seen a growth and expansion with high dynamism that has been able to match the tremendous changes that place in the industry. Leadership Qualities of Narayen of Adobe Systems Business performance is accompanied by good leadership and a good leader makes the business entity succeed just like in the case for Adobe Systems.
This paper attempts to assess the leadership qualities of Narayen Shantanu, who is the current president and chief executive officer of the Adobe Systems. Among the products of the company include desktop software like Adobe Photoshop, file formats like the PDF, server software like Adobe ColdFusion and web design programs like Adobe Dreamweaver among other products. The firm has over 7 500 employees (Adobe. com 2009). In order to understand the CEO’s leadership qualities, it is important that we assess his achievement and style of leadership even in the past before becoming the company’s CEO.
Narayen is an innovative leader that has the capability of delivering the needs of the market. Apart from the fact that he has been in the leadership in the management of Adobe since 1998 he tactfully helped in the strengthening of the company by acquiring Macromedia. Through his insight in technology he has been able to strengthen the innovation culture of the firm (Adobe. com 2009). Through his profound understanding of the industry, which emanates from his long operational expertise, he has been able to tactfully achieve market expansion of the company into new customer niches.
His ability in leadership was also recognized through the leadership award he received from the International Imaging Industry Award in February 2010 (Prasad 2010). This leadership award portrayed his visionary leadership qualities, ability to pioneer in projects and innovate. Reference: Adobe. com (2009) “Adobe-Executive Profiles” http://www. adobe. com/aboutadobe/pressroom/executivebios/shantanunarayen. html Prasad (2010) “Shantanu Narayen Receives I3A Leadership Award” Adobe Systems Incorporated
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