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  • 1. A passionate techie and a shrewd businessman, BillGates changed the world once, while leading Microsoftto dizzying success….….Now hes set to do it again with his own style ofphilanthropy and passion for innovation.
  • 2. Work towards your passion – “Be nice to nerds. Chances are youll end up working for one.”Have a Great Vision - “Every business and household must have a computer and must run Microsoft software”Have a Strong Team - “At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I’m afraid that’s not quite right.”Take a Long-Term Approach –“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”
  • 3. Failures are learning lessons - “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”Don’t rest on your laurels – “Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.”Never Stop Asking Questions
  • 4. Formal Powers– “Powers based on individual’s position…usually comes from formal authority”Personal Powers – “A Power possessed even without having a formal power”….
  • 5.  Legitimate Power – formal authority to control & use organizational resources….. Reward Power – use of financial / non-financial rewards to produce positive results…. Coercive Power – Use of authority to create fear. Bill Gates power can be felt beyond Microsoft …..
  • 6.  Expert Power – Influence wielded on others due to expertise, Knowledge or special skills. Referent Power – Referent power develops out of admiration & a desire to be like that person……… Bill gates has a “larger than life” like image in the IT industry & beyond...
  • 7.  Low LPC Score – means high task oriented approach…Bill Gates appears to be interested in Results / Productivity… Basic Leadership Style: Low LPC Leader Member Relationship – Good Task Structure – High Position Power - Strong
  • 8. Low Concern for People High LEADERSHIP GRID - 9 1,9 9,9 8 7 6 5 5,5 Tough 4 Taskmasters, People are 3 commodity, 2 (9,2) High orientation towards 1 1,1 9,1 Planning, Controlling & 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Directing Low  Concern for Results  High
  • 9.  Autocratic style – command & control, Obsession with details… Delegate style – Hire brightest talents, more autonomy to managers.
  • 10.  Monopolistic Resistant to change Curbing Innovation
  • 11. Questions…..