Storytelling: What do you do when you see a crying baby?

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft tells the story about his first round of interviews at Microsoft about 25 years ago. An up-and-coming Microsoft manager named Richard Tait asked Nadella a question. The question had nothing to do with coding or solving an engineering problem. Instead, Tait asked:

“Imagine you see a baby laying on the street, and the baby is crying. What do you do?”

Nadella quickly replied, “You call 911.”

As Tait walked Nadella out of his office, he put his arm around Nadella and said, “You need some empathy. If a baby is laying on the street crying, you pick up the baby.”

Nadella still got the job and learned a valuable lesson that he would take with him throughout his career at Microsoft.

If you practice storytelling on concepts like Empathy, it not only makes it easy for people to understand, but also practice empathy.

Story Source : Microsoft CEO reveals 1 question that taught him about Empathy and made him a better leader by Carmine Gallo.

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