We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The first thing is to bring clarity to those you work with. This is one of the foundational things leaders do every day, every minute. In order to bring clarity, you´ve got to synthesize the complex. Leaders take internal and external noise and synthesize a message from it, recognizing the true signal within a lot of noise. I don’t want to hear that someone is the smartest person in the room. I want to hear them take their intelligence and use it to develop deep shared understanding within teams and define a course of action.
Second leaders generate energy, not only on their own teams but across the company. It is insufficient to focus exclusively on your own unit. Leaders need to inspire optimism, creativity, shared commitment and growth through times good and bad. They create an environment where everyone can do his or her best work. And they build organizations and teams that are stronger tomorrow than today.
Third and finally, they find a way to deliver success, to make things happen.This means driving innovations that people love and are inspired to work on: finding balance between long-term success and short-term win; and being boundary-less and globally minded in seeking solutions.
Leaders are only as good as the people they recruit to do a successful job. He needs to point them in the right direction, get (mostly) out of the way and give them the credit for success. If they fail (unlikely, if the leader has done his job) he needs to accept the blame for failure because it really is his failure to lead.
What a load of hogwash. This "leader" Satya Nardella, is recommending a cultureless organization. She keeps talking about "deep shared understanding" but that's not what she really means. People who have a deep shared understanding are all part of a cohesive group. That means they share a culture, a language, a religion, and a set of moral ideals. You couldn't put a lesbian, a homosexual, a Christian, and a Muslim together on a team and expect good results. So to remedy that, they would punish the Christian. What this woman really wants is to exclude values from the act of working. But working is supposed to be a rewarding activity, an extension of who you are. Asking employees to live in moral isolation as a condition of employment is inhuman. But feminism demands that we all abandon our past, our ideals, and our values. (Marines for example, are required to approve of gay marriage. Even though that's not how they really feel.)
So according to Satya, the only attitudes which we can bring to work are "inclusion" and "optimism". In other words, the outlook of a robot. Communism teaches that America is obligated to transfer knowledge and money to the third world, in the name of equality. So Microsoft is now teaching Americans that they should become joyful agents of their own destruction, by teaching their jobs to foreigners. The only response then is to cancel all government Microsoft contracts. Word for Windows should not be on a single American computer. And then to expel the Indian and Chinese communists who run Google, and Microsoft, and Chase. After that, Satya can give her pathetic leftist advice from Mumbai. And American software companies can hire American programmers who are free to voice their own opinions, without fear of reprisal. Communists like Satya ad Bill are a nasty bunch, so they will have to be dealt with thoroughly and completely.