Exemplars of Leadership Part 1 of 3: Satya Nadella: A Paradigm of Leadership at Microsoft

Exemplars of Leadership Part 1 of 3: Satya Nadella: A Paradigm of Leadership at Microsoft

In each of this week’s three posts, we give examples of real-world people who have emerged from obscurity, exhibited Kouzes & Posners’ practices of exemplary leadership, and have gone on to define themselves a “great” leader on the global stage.

Under Satya Nadella’s stewardship as CEO since 2014, Microsoft has not just witnessed an evolution in its product offerings, particularly in cloud computing and AI, but has also seen a profound transformation in its workplace culture.

Nadella modelled the way by embedding empathy into Microsoft’s core, fostering an environment where understanding and valuing different perspectives became a catalyst for innovation.

His vision enabled others to act, empowering employees to drive forward with confidence and creativity.

This approach has not only led to Microsoft achieving substantial financial growth but has also positioned it as a leader in ethical technology use and inclusivity.

Nadella’s tenure exemplifies how empathetic leadership can inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, and enable a culture that thrives on respect, understanding, and collective ambition, marking a new era in technology leadership.

“Leadership is everybody’s business”.

Let’s discuss. What are your thoughts, views, and your experiences?

Thank you.

Barry Eustance CMgr MCMI
Kotter Change Leader Certified
Principal Consultant – The Sixsess Consultancy
Empowering Clients to Seize Opportunity from Change



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