Several changes in leadership have occurred over the past few weeks. This includes the resignation of NASA associate administrator Steve Jurczyk, the announcement of a new CEO for HomeFed Corporation of San Diego, and the release of a new product and strategy roadmap for SAP.
NASA’s associate administrator Steve Jurczyk is retiring
During his 32 years at NASA, Steve Jurczyk has played a vital role in many of the agency’s most important exploration projects. His leadership skills, keen people and management skills, and his ability to make big decisions helped to ensure the success of many of the agency’s missions.
As associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, he was responsible for overseeing all of the agency’s center directors. His oversight included a number of key technologies, including Space Launch System (SLS) rockets, the Orion spacecraft, and the Lunar Gateway. He also led the SpaceX Crew-2 flight to the International Space Station.
In addition to his administrative duties, he was also the driving force behind a number of critical research projects at Langley. His accomplishments include the development of space-based remote sensing systems for earth science research, and safety improvements for commercial aircraft. He also contributed to the Curiosity rover, which is still operational on Mars.
Microsoft’s new chief executive
Several leadership changes have been made within Microsoft in the past year, including the appointment of a new chief executive. The latest change is in the form of Satya Nadella, who will take over as Microsoft’s CEO in August.
Nadella has worked with the company since 1992 and has been a key player in the company’s shift to cloud computing. He is also known for his refreshing communication approach. He uses open and clear communication, along with a growth mindset, to encourage employees to learn, think, and share ideas.
In the last year, Microsoft has completed its acquisition of ZeniMax, a video game publisher, and GitHub, an open source software company. Microsoft’s stock has continued to perform well, holding up better than Alphabet.
HomeFed Corporation of San Diego announces new chief executive
Among its recent acquisitions is a $167.5 million purchase of the Solana at Grand apartment complex in Escondido. The property has remodeled interiors, a tennis court, a fitness center, and a spa. It also features a clubhouse, swimming pools, and patios. It has two swimming pools and a sundeck.
HomeFed has been trying to raise capital for months. The company has suffered $535 million in losses in the last 18 months. During that time, it has been battling losses on real estate loans and investments.
The company is hoping to find a new chief executive by the end of the month. The interim office will be headed by Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer Douglas Brown and Chief Culture Officer Jennifer Balliet. This will provide leadership continuity for the company.
Kenyans react to the removal of Jubilee Leader of Majority in Parliament
Hundreds of Kenyans converged on parliament in Nairobi to react to the removal of the Jubilee Party Leader of Majority in Parliament, Aden Duale. The move came after a petition from 130 Members of the National Assembly.
The Jubilee Party had faced a number of internal challenges over its ability to bring its legislators together and solve its intra-party infighting. It also had fewer politicians to campaign for its leader, Uhuru Kenyatta. The party had to compensate people who lost primary elections. The party had few defections, but they had significant problems with internal cohesion.
The new majority leader, Kiguru, said he would set the record straight in the assembly. He would also meet with his fellow Jubilee MCAs and allied parties to hammer out a solution to the dispute. He said the party had not been fully communicating with the government.
SAP’s re-evaluating product and strategy roadmaps
Despite recent changes in SAP’s leadership, the company’s re-evaluation of its product and strategy roadmaps signals a clear direction. As companies continue to transform, IT leaders must take a proactive approach to monitoring and optimizing their SAP systems.
A 360-degree inventory of the company’s SAP system assets enables IT leaders to assess the health of their SAP systems. This will help them to identify and address potential areas of improvement.
Another important step in this process is to conduct a Portfolio Shape Analysis. This tool helps identify cost reduction opportunities based on the competitive advantage of your business processes.
In addition to helping to determine the business value of your SAP ERP applications, it can also uncover underlying user satisfaction issues. This can lead to a number of improvements, including reducing costs and increasing productivity.
Microsoft’s silo-busting agenda
Regardless of whether you work in a big company or a small one, you are probably familiar with silos. Siloes impede good work, and they can hurt both the morale and productivity of a team. Thankfully, it is possible to break down silos and improve morale in your workplace. Here are some tips on how to do it.
First, treat your employees as experts. This will not only encourage collaboration, it will also increase efficiency. Second, use technology to facilitate information sharing. It is possible to create a single source of truth that can be shared across departments. This can reduce the number of times employees must look for information.