Leadership

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When the World Comes Unglued

I last posted a blog on Memorial Day and promptly went on summer hiatus to enjoy some family time and catch up on other work related activities. That Memorial Day post recalled all the significant struggles […]


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Podcast #3: The Start-Up Grind

In my latest podcast I discuss Microsoft in the early “startup” days, the VC World Rat Race to fund the next unicorn, and how to deliver the strongest investor pitches!


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How Do You Let Someone Go?

In my last post, “Knowing When to Walk Away,” I talked extensively about how you know when it is time for you to leave a job or a company. But what about the other side […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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. The links to the other parts are list below. Part […]