Steven Smith, co-author of Egonomics

September 19, 2008

As part of the Management Excellence Community (MEC) Speaker Series, about 25 MEC members were able to spend some face time with Steven Smith, co-author of the book Egonomics, and share our thoughts — and listen to his advice — on the management culture here at Microsoft.

It was an interesting conversation, which ended up on the topic of Microsoft’s brand, and the company’s recent marketing efforts to remake our image.

Instead of a lengthy post, I decided to pull together a quick video podcast (click to download):

The next Speaker Series will include Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, where once again the Management Excellence Community will have an opportunity to spend some “quality time” with the author in a small group. Watch for those invites.

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ChannelMEC

September 13, 2008

Welcome to ChannelMEC, a blog for Microsoft managers.

The goal of this site is to provide another outlet for Microsoft managers to discuss Management Excellence – in a very transparent way – and what we can do to improve the community here inside the company. I’d like to see a conversationbetween managers and individual contributors, pointing out areas where we are succeeding as well as where we are failing to meet expectations. There will also be plenty of content, links, podcasts, and other relevant content from the Management Excellence Leadership Team (MELT), so please bookmark this site and participate in the dialog.