"Admit mistakes - share your mistakes with the team...mistakes are great as long as they are shared quickly...so we can learn from that." (JP Courtois)
I am beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview Jean-Philippe Courtois, the Executive VP and President, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft corp. on his approach to "Positive Leadership" and the "Coach-Care Model" to support and motivate teams in a fast paced, quick changing world. His insights on leadership, collaboration and business are inspiring and informative, and having had the pleasure to spend this time with him I hope you will be as inspired as I by this dynamic, motivating - and yet truly humble - gentleman.
As executive vice president and president, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Jean-Philippe Courtois leads Microsoft’s commercial business across 124 subsidiaries worldwide. From Cloud services to AI and mixed reality, Courtois is responsible for driving strategic planning, growth initiatives, national digital transformation partnerships and running Microsoft global commercial business. Courtois is passionate about enabling businesses digitally transform with the right strategy, skills and technology to ignite new innovation, new ways of working, new business models and new revenue streams. He helps building vibrant ecosystems with small businesses, start-ups, public sector entities, partners all the way to global industry leaders. Outside of Microsoft, Courtois is chairman of the board of directors for SKEMA Business School, as well as a board member of Positive Planet, a worldwide leading NGO with a mission to help men and women across the world create the conditions for a better life for future generations.
Courtois is also on the board of directors of ManpowerGroup, the global workforce solutions organization. In 2015, he co-founded the Live for Good foundation, which aims to unlock the potential of young people from all walks of life through social entrepreneurship, driving societal innovation through a purpose led community.