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Happy Birthday to my professional alma mater, Microsoft. 38 years young and it is still providing leadership and insight. Like this interview with COO Kevin Turner in Computer Weekly on embracing the failure of your previously successful traits as one moves up to new levels of a career…

  • "I think the hardest lesson for me as a manager is that whatever helped you become successful to get to one level, it generally does not help you get to the next level. For example, when you go from managing a team of 10 or 20 people to managing a team of 200, what served you well in managing that smaller team will not serve you well in managing the larger team, he said. Learning to leave behind those traits that made you a success before, but that do not in a new role, is difficult to do and requires the humility to learn and revise your outlook.”