Some years ago when I was on the Microsoft Visio team, the General Manager there once started a team meeting by presenting his operating principles. These principles gave an insightful glimpse into this leader’s values and also how he had come to rise so quickly through the ranks at Microsoft.

As I build a content marketing team at Apptio, I’ve been thinking about my own operating principles. The 7 principles listed below are what I shared with my team a few weeks ago, and I figured I’d share them with you as well:

  1. Get things done. Practice the art of the possible with a clear bias for action. Without this attitude the following principles matter a lot less.

I reserve the right, as always, to wake up smarter tomorrow, and so some of these principles may evolve over a period of time. That being said, these are a pretty good representation of where I stand today.

What do you think? Chime in via comments below or tweet me @dhamdhere.

Adventures in marketing, design, and strategy.

Adventures in marketing, design, and strategy.