“Learning from life’s experiences” and “empathy” are mantras that Satya Nadella, the India-born CEO of Microsoft, feels and they play an important role in deciding the success of organizations and individuals. The tech major is in India is on a 2-day visit to market “Hit Refresh,” his new book. In a free-wheeling conversation with Anil Kumble, the former cricketer ,Nadella discussed about the significance of empathy, his adore for cricket, and significance of empathy in professional and personal lives.
Nadella, 50, defined how the birth of Zain, his son, (who was born with various cerebral palsy) had a bottomless effect on him and was his moment of “Hit Refresh.” He recalled that he was 29 when his wife, Anupama, and he had their first kid. He remembered being both nervous and excited at that time, and grappling thereafter to arrive to terms with condition of their son. “For the initial several years I grappled with it. It was only in seeing my wife (Anu) and what came much more obviously to her. Seeing her offering him the most excellent shot is when I understood that I required to maximize as a parent,” he claimed in a conversation with Anil Kumble, the former cricketer.
The episode that Nadella defined as a crucial moment in his life also turned him into the person that he is today. A person is a combination and culmination of life experiences, Nadella claimed to the media. He further claimed that he had also arrived to deeply understand the worth of empathy in workplace and life. “There is no way we are going to be successful in something like that if we do not have profound intelligence of empathy. I consider of empathy as not just as something pleasant to own, but center to innovation program in a firm,” he further claimed.
Nadella also talked about the lessons he learnt from the cricket that are applicable to a business boardroom too. He also spoke of his adore for cricket. He mentioned the instance of the team he was a piece of, and how he studied that while it is significant to vie insistently and with enthusiasm.