Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has spent the past 25 years of his career working at the software giant.
But he says he learned a critical lesson about leadership not during his time as an executive in the tech industry, but from his experience playing high school sports in India. As a junior at Hyderabad Public School, Nadella played cricket, the popular bat-and-ball game often compared to baseball.
His team had a great reputation, and some of his teammates went on to play the sport professionally. Nadella himself was "obsessed" with the sport, the CEO said in a recent interview with The New York Times' Rebecca Blumenstein.
But he wasn't always good at it.
What happened during one particular match taught him a key lesson about success that he still carries with him today.