Microsoft is well-known for being an intense place to work: employees face constant pressure to innovate and excel and are passionately devoted to their jobs. In this insightful book, Anna Rowley reveals the major problems all managers face and shows how to conquer them. She distills the characteristics every leader must have to succeed in a demanding environment, including belief, confidence, self-awareness, trust, power, and ambition. She provides the tools that have helped her clients to continue to attain their potential, while including fascinating case studies of the driven and talented clients she has worked with at Microsoft.
Topics covered in The Mind and Microsoft include:
* Communicating well, even with difficult colleagues
* Negotiating power
* Bridging the gap between the real you and you, the leader
* Managing change effectively
* Establishing trust among coworkers
Table of Contents
From Couch to Corporate: The Origins of Short-Term Corporate Therapy * Beliefs: Know Them, Speak Them, Live Them * Confidence: Why We Lose It, and How to Get It Back * Self-Awareness and Your Behavioral Signature * Trust: The Glue That Binds Us * Power and Ambition: Do You Want to be Feared or Loved? * Be Your Own Therapist * Appendix: The Leadership Circumplex
Anna Rowley, Ph. D., is a globally recognized expert in the field of athletic resilience research and performance. Since 1996 she has consulted exclusively to Microsoft around the world. She is the founder of Rowley Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in psychological techniques that help managers to develop leadership skills. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Inside the Mind of Microsoft
By Anna Rowley, Ph.D