Nadella says playing for school’s cricket team taught him leadership lessons

Sydney, Feb. 21: Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella, in his recent interview, revealed that while playing for his school’s cricket team, he got his early leadership lessons.

Nadella revealed that there was once incident when he was bowling and throwing very ordinary stuff when the team’s captain took over from him and got the team a breakthrough, and then let him take over again.

He said that he never asked the captain why he did that, but he believed that the captain knew he would destroy his confidence if he didn’t put him back in, and then Nadella went on to take a lot more wickets after that, Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Nadella said that it was a subtle, important leadership lesson about when to intervene and when to build the confidence of the team, adding that is perhaps the No.1 thing that leaders have to do-to bolster the confidence of the people you’re leading, the report added. (ANI)