Positive Leadership in Uncertainty

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Jean Phillipe CourtoisLeadership can be challenging in the best of times, so what about in an age of uncertainty? Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President and President, National Transformation Partnerships at Microsoft, believes that this is the moment to lead with hope, empathy, and a positive perspective, vision, and action. In this CareerCast, Jean-Philippe shares his insights, strategies, and empowering spirit from nearly four decades as a leader at Microsoft with a grounding in positive psychology, neuroscience and mindfulness.

Aired May 20, 2022

Jean-Philippe Courtois is Executive Vice President and President, National Transformation Partnerships. His focus is on transforming national economies, helping to create sustainable and inclusive economic growth through digital transformation, one country at a time. Through this investment, governments, citizens and businesses can leverage the world’s largest and most trusted cloud infrastructure network. For Jean-Philippe, this also involves empowering the people and organizations that do good through Microsoft’s Global Social Entrepreneurship Program.

He is also passionate about promoting the concept of Positive Leadership: how purpose-led leaders can generate a positive energy that achieves greater commercial success, individual happiness, team wellbeing and positive societal impact. He created the Positive Leadership Podcast https://thepositiveleadershippodcast.buzzsprout.com/1798971.

Outside of Microsoft, Jean-Philippe spends much of his time working with the Live for Good foundation, which he co-founded with his family in 2015. The foundation aims to unlock the potential of young people from all walks of life through social entrepreneurship, driving societal innovation through a purpose-led community.

Jean-Philippe joined Microsoft in 1984. Most recently, Courtois led Microsoft’s commercial business across 124 subsidiaries worldwide as Executive Vice President and President, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations. In this role, he helped build vibrant ecosystems with small businesses, start-ups, public sector entities and partners, all the way to global industry leaders.

He is a SKEMA Business School graduate and has been its chairman of the board since 2017.

He sits on the board of directors for ManpowerGroup, the global workforce solutions organization.

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