Satya Nadella was selected as CEO of Microsoft in February of 2014, and since then he has brought about tremendous changes. Not only has he created success in many unexpected ways for the company, but he’s recreated Microsoft for its employees. They went from feeling pressured to compete with one another to feeling valued and unified, working to empower all towards innovation. So what is it about Nadella that makes them want to follow him?
Leadership is an important function of management. The motivational tactic of dangling a carrot on a stick is no longer as effective as it once was. Leaders need to learn to inspire others. The ability to motivate your employees helps to complete tasks but by inspiring them you will see organizational goals exceeded.
“Entrepreneurs are by nature curious people,” Niklas Zennstrom told Foreign Affairs Magazine. The incredibly prosperous co-founder of Skype has learned a number of things about entrepreneurship, including what qualities are necessary in order to be successful. The 51-year-old Swedish founder is a role model in the tech industry because of his goal for technology to permeate all of society. While he acknowledges the enormous advantages Silicon Valley presents for start-up companies, Zennstrom states: “Talent can pop up anywhere in the world, it’s not just on one city block.” Below are a few of his suggestions that are conducive to starting a successful business.
Harper Reed, Director of Software Development for PayPal, is an engineer, a leader, and may have been correct when he described himself as “Probably one of the coolest guys ever.” Reed wrote his first code at 6-years-old under the glow of an Apple IIC computer. He is most known for his work on 2012’s “Project… Continue reading What Harper Reed Has to Say About Managing Stress