- Ashley Stewart
We compared the leadership philosophies of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and
Bezos: Deliver results
"Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite setbacks, they rise to the occasion and never settle."
Nadella: Deliver success
Drive innovation that people love
Be boundary-less in seeking solutions
Tenaciously pursue the right outcomes
"[Leaders] 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 wins; and being boundary-less and globally minded in seeking solutions," Nadella wrote in his memoir.
Nadella: Generate energy
"Leaders generate energy, not only on their own teams but across the company. It's insufficient to focus exclusively on your own unit," Nadella wrote in his memoir.
"Leaders are owners. They think long term and don't sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. They act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just their own team. They never say 'that's not my job.'"