Channel Island creative and digital agency Oi has appointed former Microsoft executive Chris Atkinson as its Executive Team Development Consultant.
Mr Atkinson has "a passion for executive team development and coaching business leaders to achieve their full potential" and as a Vice President at Microsoft for more than 20 years he "understands that if managers are from Mars then leaders are from Venus, and so began his own leadership journey."
His pursuit of leadership excellence is credited with helping to re-invigorate Microsoft’s Asia Pacific headquarters, enabling countries in Microsoft South East Asia to become best in class and for inspiring Microsoft Japan to go from worst to first, overcoming amazing odds.
As Vice President, Mr Atkinson’s biggest contribution to the success of his teams, which spanned more than a decade, was his decision to become a coach to his leaders.
"Chris helped each team build trust; crystallise growth opportunities; achieve goal clarity; create a culture of accountability and implement the disciplines of great execution that deliver results," said Peter Grange, Oi’s Chief Executive Officer. "We are very excited to have Chris on board and working closely with Oi’s executive team, focusing on the agency’s next stage of growth."
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