“It wasn’t what I expected,” answers Mokha when asked about his experience in Meeting the Leadership Challenge.
He had readied himself to be lectured to, but what he discovered was a deeply interpersonal and interactive learning environment.
“The instructor was extraordinarily engaging and had real skill in delivering information in a way that felt actionable. It was surprising how personal this was for everyone in the class,” he says.
“What I really found about this course was that it was about understanding who you are, what your personality traits are, what makes you tick, what your values are and owning the qualities that you have.”
Small group workshops helped participants get to know each other on a deeper level, says Mokha and this made it easier for him to open up about struggles with certain aspects of management.
“I met people from all over the world in this course and we talked about everything from our fears, to negotiation tactics, to ways we could improve our people skills,” he explains.
“We were all there to learn and you realize you’re not alone in a lot of these issues because—despite what business you’re in—you realize we’re all in the human business and that it’s all about managing relationships.”