In an interview to Business Insider, Microsoft Chairman John Thompson discussed about his work relationship with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He said that his job is to manage the relationship between the board and the management team, the board and some of investors. He revealed that he spends time with him on mentoring-like things as opposed to board-like things. He thinkg that’s helpful for Satya and also helpful to him because some of the things Satya’s doing are issues that he have to deal with at his little startup.
BI: Can you give me an example of something you might have learned from him?
JT: I think it would be better to say that he and I have evolved a really, really good working relationship. We generally talk every Sunday morning at 8 o’clock, and it generally has no agenda. It’s whatever the issue of the day or issue of the week might very well be.
And it’s important that we’ve done that over the course of the last year, because it’s allowed us to go from only knowing each other casually to having a much better perspective on each other as both leaders and professionals in this industry.
I have enormous respect for the guy, and I want to do everything I can to help him and, quite frankly, to help Microsoft.
Read full interview from the link below.
Source: Business Insider