What camaraderie there was at the Co-founder Conflict session! Pranay’s threatening emails in the days preceding the session had ensured a full quorum, on time for the class. We huddled into pre-designated teams for a mock board meeting and to arrive at a decision on the case study:- to get acquired or go for Series B. Little did we know that our personality styles were actually being put to test. Hopping from one team to another with a sly smile on their faces, the leaders already seemed to know what decisions would be taken by which teams. Mohit Dubey of Carwale.com and Roopak Saluja of Bangbang-films very frankly shared their personal experiences in co-founder conflicts and the way they handled them. Having Ajeet Khurana again amongst us, with his usual warm and approachable style was the icing on the cake.
The second session again was an eye-opener of our personalities and leadership styles. One of us was very elated with his high scores until it was revealed that a high score on either side of the scale is an extreme rigid or soft style of leadership! Sanjay Wadhwa of Phenom Services, revealed the 4 broad categories of employees based on the parameters of Skill and Will and the leadership style to be adopted in each situation.
The day ended on a pleasant note watching whales and their trainers perform amazing stunts in the background while Ken Blanchard taught us the power of positive relationships through his video, ‘Whale Done.’