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Imitate or Differentiate – Why You Need Both

Can established companies innovate successfully? When I joined Microsoft in 1988, the company had a bit over 3,000 employees, and while it was beyond being a startup, it was far from a mature company.  By […]


| Posted in Family

The Other Side of Christmas

As someone who loves this time of year, I was beginning to worry that the “Christmas Spirit” was going to pass me by this time.  I definitely got caught up in the rush of my […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

5 Critical Factors For Building The Right Team

The guest blog-post below was originally published via Tanveer Naseer’s website.   As someone who absolutely loves sports, I follow the fortunes of various teams and often wonder what makes some more successful than others. […]


| Posted in Business Career

Keys to Giving Great Presentations

I’ve written a separate post about how to overcome that oh so common fear of public speaking before but the art of a formal presentation has a sub-culture all of its own.  Ironically, for a […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

Lessons Learned from my time as CXO

The guest blog-post below originally appeared on Forbes’ website. The Big Leadership Lessons I Learned Almost Failing To Create Xbox For Microsoft I had the good fortune of working on two very successful businesses during […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

How to Become a Great Leader – Part 4

Earn and Command Respect This is Part 4/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. The links to the other parts are list below. Part 1: What is […]


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How to Become a Great Leader – Part 3

Establish Culture This is Part 3/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. The links to the other parts are list below. Part 1: What is your Superpower? […]


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How to Become a Great Leader – Part 2

Understand and Fill in Your Weaknesses This is Part 2/4 of my leadership series speech that I have given to companies, conferences and teams around the country. Great leaders understand when and where they are weak. […]