Home > News >

Satya Nadella, new Microsoft CEO, attributes his leadership skills to playing cricket

Satya Nadella © Getty Images
Satya Nadella © Getty Images

Feb 5, 2014

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has attributed his leadership skills to playing cricket. The Indian-born Nadella was on February 4, appointed as the new head of the 78 billion $ Microsoft replacing Steve Ballmer. Nadella is the third CEO of the 38-year-old firm and the first Indian to head it.

“I think playing cricket taught me more about working in teams and leadership that has stayed with me throughout my career,” Nadella was quoted as saying by The Economic Times. Nadella loves cricket, and poetry. He enjoys Test cricket: ”I love it. There’s so many subplots in it, it’s like reading a Russian novel, [sic]” he said.

Nadella was praised for his leadership qualities and ability to be inclusive even by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. ”During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth,” said Gates.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Northern Knights won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 16, 2014  at Raipur

Lahore Lions won by 55 runs

Photos

CSK vs KKR, Match 1 CLT20 2014

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Live Cricket Score Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights, CLT20 2014: Northern Knights win by 33 runs via D/L method

Furious MS Dhoni and CSK check out of Hyderabad hotel following Biryani episode

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Herbert Chang: The Jamaican of Chinese origin who wasted his life in South Africa

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kings XI Punjab’s batting gets the extra punch with Thisara Perera’s inclusion

Champions League T20 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes Hobart Hurricanes vs Kings XI Punjab Kings XI Punjab Kings XI Punjab vs Hobart Hurricanes KKR vs CSK Kolkata Knight Riders Northern Knights Pakistan West Indies

Northern Knights win by 33 runs through D/L method against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Cape Cobras consolidate after early breakthrough against Northern Knights in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Hashim Amla dismissed for Cape Cobras against Northern Nights in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Trent Boult dismisses Stiaan van Zyl for Northern Knights against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Kane Williamson’s belligerent century for Northern Knights helps post commanding score of 206/5 against Cape Cobras in CLT20 2014, 3rd match

Pananmal Punjabi: A nonagenarian Test opener

Don Bradman’s 99.94 — the hand of Neil Harvey in the average

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014 Match 3: Northern Knights’ likely XI

Sourav Ganguly: Hope India-Pakistan cricket starts soon

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Alibaba shares debut at $92.70 on New York Stock Exchange

सेक्स टिप #2: केला खाकर अपने सेक्स लाइफ को बनाए बेहतर

खाना को चबाने के पाँच फ़ायदें

Qubool Hai: Will Aahil make Sanam cry?

Asian Games 2014: Day 1 Schedule of Indian players in action at 17th Incheon Asian Games

iPhone 6 launch: Tim Cook kicks off sale at Palo Alto Retail Store, obliges fans with selfies

Champions League T20 2014 (CLT20): Kane Williamson’s ton leads Northern Knights (NK) to 33-run win (D/L) against Cape Cobras (COB)

5 things that make Sonam Kapoor’s Khoobsurat different from Rekha’s original

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here