Chris Williams, former VP of HR at Microsoft has over 40 years of experience building and leading teams.
Through his journey, starting from installing car stereos and while being pulled into firing employees because of his people skills, to eventually transitioning to a computer science and going on to start a consulting business before selling it to Fox Pro before eventually starting his work with Microsoft. At Microsoft he worked in product before stumbling into HR and eventually becoming VP of HR and responsible for 32,000 employees.
Through it all, he’s seen his share of bad leadership and what makes teams succeed and fail as he noticed a common denominator to these failures and successes. Having a clear and crisp vision.
He shares his advice on how to discern whether your team or organization may be struggling with vision too, and how to re-engage your vision with a clear direction and destination, and something that is active, not passive.
Chris also highlights the importance of trust between team members as a contributing factor to success. Trust that is fostered by going through hard things together which are often motivated by the vision.
Besides his passion for vision Chris helps hone into how to elevate from good to great leadership through personalized understanding of individual differences.
Listen to this episode to hear Chris and all his stories!