What does a great company look for when hiring a great candidate?

A Bloomberg article mentioned THREE characteristics that you would do well to pay attention to. Over a decade ago, when Microsoft was looking for a new CEO, its board of directors settled on a candidate who had three characteristics: “Smart, gets sh-t done, doesn’t piss off other people.”

According to that Bloomberg article, it was Satya Nadella’s humility and collaborative approach that were most appealing.

[Source: “Nadella and Indians at Top of U.S. Tech: ‘We Were All So Damn Hungry’ ” By Dina Bass and Bianca Vázquez Toness.  Sep 24, 2014.  BLOOMBERG online at:   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-23/microsoft-s-nadella-channels-india-expat-ethos-shaping-tech.html  ]