The end of the week can get really boring and hectic, especially when it’s a Saturday; but not for Nordic Intent! Nordic Intent had a fun and exciting leadership training program, for all the staff whom they saw as emerging leaders, in all the companies under its umbrella.
The full-day event consisted of three main parts, a knowledge sharing session, an interactive team building session and a fellowship over dinner. During the first part of the event, managers and partners of the various companies shared their views and experiences of their leadership journey. The managers also shared the successes as well as the hardships they faced, that led them to become the leaders they are today.
The main motive of this leadership training program was to create leaders who would go on to attain ‘higher roles’ and simultaneously manage bigger teams. “With a start-up who is scaling exceedingly well, it’s important to have more and more leaders, who will influence the people around them,” said Shwetha Pinto, the Vice President- HR of Nordic Intent, who curated and set the pace for the full-day workshop.
Each speaker was unique in their own way, however, the one thing that bound them together as speakers was their emphasis on why leadership training is important, and how each one can be better team leaders. They shared opinions on the qualities one needs to inculcate and the different personalities they need to develop while encountering conflicting solutions as an emerging leader. The first speakers for the day were Judah Fernandez and Caleb Fernandez, the co-founders at Nordic Intent, who spoke on how training is important for all leaders to attain effectiveness and excellence at work and also on how to be the perfect boss. Caleb Fernandez spoke about how a leader or manager should make each and every employee feel appreciated as they lead them in their work or in simpler words ‘Hug their Souls’.
The second part of the program involved members from each company who were identified as emerging leaders in their respective teams talking about their journey. During this part, the COO of Kodework LLP, Anisha Sawant, and the Delivery manager of Ninestack LLP, Saviana D’Souza, shared their insights on the main topic. Anisha spoke about ‘Situational Leadership’ and emphasized on how leaders or managers of an organization must adjust their style to fit the development level of the team they’re trying to influence. Saviana highlighted the essential qualities of leaders from across the globe and helped the team to identify a few that could be emulated for future growth.
Nordic Intent’s Consultant Director, Andre Shackleton also spoke to the team on how important it is for leaders to think out of the box and get out of their comfort zone in order to grow. “Unless you face a challenge, you will not know of your true leadership skills,” he said, as he summarised his interaction with the participants. Most importantly, he stressed on the need for leaders to focus on doing one new thing in their personal and professional roles in order to attain work-life balance.
The event ended with, some really fun and exciting leadership quality training through activities as these set of perfectly curated games, are an effective way to get the message of leadership to employees. Additionally, these activities helped the managers build relationships with their co-members or leaders from other Nordic Intent companies. Some of them also learned to identify their personal leadership styles and make a list of qualities that they needed to nurture and improve to be better leaders.
This one-day leadership training program was successfully culminated with a fellowship meet and greet, where the participants of the event, as well as the speakers, interacted with each other and called it a day.
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