Saying Yes to Innovation: Lessons on Storytelling, Optimism, and Change with John Weigelt, National Technology Officer at Microsoft Canada


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In episode 31, John Weigelt explains why the largest goal of management should be to get the best out of people... and reminds us that gentle nudges and words of feedback have more power than we think in helping our teammates do their best work.

We also explore strategies that John uses to convince large institutions to adopt new ways of operating and doing business, which is no easy job!

John Weigelt is the National Technology Officer at Microsoft Canada. Working closely with the government, education officials, and health care communities, John plays a key role in implementing Microsoft’s strategic policies and technology efforts across the country.

Prior to this role, John worked for the Department of National Defense and was the Senior Director of Architecture, Standards, and Engineering at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

John is also a TedX speaker. (If you haven’t yet, we recommend watching his talk on Enabling Canada’s Economy Digitally.)

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