Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Saying ‘my team is great and everyone else sucks’ is not leadership

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Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during a Bloomberg event on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is not the type of executive to boast and put down rivals. He's been more measured since taking over from the more outspoken Steve Ballmer seven years ago, forming alliances with challengers such as Red Hat and Salesforce and even making it possible for people to use Amazon's Alexa assistant into the Windows operating systems. On Thursday he put his more peaceful approach into words when former Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes asked him what leadership advice he gives inside the company. "Just saying, 'Well, my team is great and everybody else sucks,' that's not leadership," Nadella said during an appearance at the Economic Summit organized by Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research. "In a multi-stakeholder, multi-constituent world, you've got to bring people across your enterprise and more...