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Microsoft: How Many Chiefs Does One Tribe Need?

I'm not sure if you really know this, but the group I help run (actually, most of my folks are so talented they need minimal supervision. If fact, some should be supervising me!) has many, many products. One of my favorites is Redmond Channel Partner, a reseller book for those that specialize in Microsoft gear (you may well be one of their customers).

In any event, I recently covered a recent Microsoft reorg, but somehow missed the big picture: The clearly more insightful EIC of the aforementioned Redmond Channel Partner nailed it, pointing out that Microsoft has nearly as many presidents as the entire European Union.

Bekker discloses the fact that Microsoft is suffering from president overload. Recently, three new presidents were inaugurated -- a fact I found semi-interesting. The real news is there are now no less than seven presidents (official count per Microsoft), and it actually may be up to 10 if you count everyone who has a president title.

I like lean leadership, so you know who is setting the pace. Then again, a company Microsoft's size is really an array of many semi-large concerns, each of which needs dedicated leadership.

I'm just waiting to be made president of the Redmond Report newsletter. If you think I deserve this promotion, mail me at [email protected] and I'll pass it along to the boss man.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/08/2010 at 1:18 PM


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