Steve Ballmer has changed considerably since he became the CEO of Microsoft. Not the impatient, belligerent Steve, but becoming a more balanced Steve.
The interview here gives an inkling of some of the changes that Steve wants to bring within himself. I have to say that while they seem trivial, both listening deeply and keeping the fine balance between positive thinking and realism is very important. Listening changes the level of trust, confidence and chemistry in a team work and the balance keeps one better focused.