“Gain a reputation as someone who always follows through on your own action items to complete and follows up on those action items others need to complete. If people know you will be following up on their action items they are more likely to complete them.”
Lonnie Pacelli has 35 years’ experience including 11 at Accenture, 9 at Microsoft, and 15 as an independent strategy consultant and author. He is an independent director at Northwest Center, a $60m disability inclusion non-profit that operates 7 businesses which fund services provided to people with disabilities. Lonnie has held key positions at Microsoft including managing $6b in spend as director of corporate procurement and leading the worldwide corporate planning and budgeting group. As strategy consultant at Microsoft, he led business-critical initiatives including $30m information technology program to transform Nokia phone manufacturing factory to Xbox and Surface repair facility. Lonnie has also created and drove cultural change through a strategic project assurance review process used on over 100 projects in one of Microsoft’s internal IT organizations. He is a leadership, project management and autism awareness author and keynote speaker for Key Bank, Accenture, AT&T, Corning, and others.