In 2010, Time Magazine named Mark Zuckerbeg as one of the wealthiest and influential personality in the world. The whiz behind Facebook rose from an ordinary college kid to a name the whole world came to know. He founded a company from scratch and turned it into a billion dollar business. He started Facebook in 2014 with only 7 people in the boat and turned it into a global company employing 12,691 people as of December 2015. Not to mention, when he created his Google+ account after unveiling his social network, he had become Google+ most followed in 2011, beating Google’s founder, Larry Page, himself.
How did he manage to do all those things? How did he become a people magnet like that? What separates him other corporate leaders?
1. He Is Full Of Ideas.
Zuckerberg is not the type of person who just rest and do nothing after doing something big. His mind oozes with ideas, and he is not afraid to experiment. In an interview, he shared that during his college days, he would several hours programming every night. Half of the thing he did though he didnt released. He’d just showed them to a bunch of his friends and then moved on to another project.
2. He Does Not Do Things For Cash.
They said that if you love what you do, success and money will just follow. The Facebook whiz just showed us that this can be true. “I just like making it and knowing that it works and having it be wildly successful is cool, I guess, but I mean, I dunno, that’s not the goal,” he said in an interview.
3. He Is a Hard Worker.
When Zuckerberg starts a programming project, the rest of the world is forgotten, even his needs. He works as hard as everybody else in his company. He does not eat, sleep and talk to friends until he get things done.
4. He Is An Encouraging And Aggressive Leader.
Mark Zuckerberg is described by his friends as someone who demands constant innovation and growth. He loves debate and challenges. He is always pushing the envelope, and he expects people to deliver more than what is required of them. Even inside his boardroom, he is firm and stubborn. He understands how much his idea is worth and would fight for it even if it means going against the decision or opinion of his board members.
5. He Does Not Try To Macro Manage Everything.
He tends to be extra assertive, and he is aware of it. Which is why although de always challenges and debates ideas with his people, he know when to give way and open himself to suggestions from his subordinates. He gives his employees the opportunity to suggest any improvements for Facebook. He tries his best not to control everything.
6. He Builds Relationships.
According to statistics, Facebook is the best company to work for in the U.S. – way better than Google. Cool perks and impressive salaries aside, it has great corporate culture. Employees are given autonomy their space and the leaders in the company make it a priority to connect with their employees. Zuckerberg himself tries his best to build the right relationships with his subordinates. People can see him practically every day. He has even chosen to work inside a clear glass walled office where his employees can see him working. Even with his busy schedule, he is always accessible. He encourages interaction among everyone in the company by positioning himself with his employees’ level, not far above them.
Crystal Lombardo has been a staff writer for Future of Working for five years. She is a proud veteran and mother. If you have any questions about the content of this blog post, then please send our editor-in-chief a message here.