Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that Peggy Johnson will join Microsoft’s Senior Leadership team. She will be the executive vice president of business development and will be responsible for driving strategic business deals and partnerships across various industries with key customers, strategic innovation partners, OEMs, key accounts, third-party publishers and industry influencers. Eric Rudder, Microsoft’s executive vice president of advanced strategy who was temporarily looking after the responsibilities of Tony Bates after he left Microsoft is now back to his old job. Peggy Johnson will now take care of the work which was handled by Tony Bates in the past. In addition to these changes, Microsoft has now moved Developer Evangelism and Experiences team from Eric Rudder’s division to sales, marketing and services group led by Kevin Turner. In addition, the company’s newly named Developer Evangelism and Experiences team (formerly Developer and Platform Evangelism), led by Steve Guggenheimer, will shift from Rudder’s organization to Microsoft’s sales, marketing and ...

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In his first interview to external publication after becoming CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella talks about his leadership lessons from his past leaders Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, his management approach, One Microsoft Strategy and more. When asked about his learning from Steve Ballmer, he cited an incident with Ballmer from which he learned, ‘The lesson was that you have to stay grounded, and to be brutally honest with yourself on where you stand.”. Q.And what about Bill Gates? A. Bill is the most analytically rigorous person. He’s always very well prepared, and in the first five seconds of a meeting he’ll find some logical flaw in something I’ve shown him. I’ll wonder, how can it be that I pour in all this energy and still I didn’t see something? In the beginning, I used to say, “I’m really intimidated by him.” But he’s actually quite grounded. You can push ...

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