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LESSONS FROM CLASH OF CLANS

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It started as a time pass, no brainer game. But this one turned out to be different, way different. In a span of some 3 months I have been a part of so much learning and action. I wanted to share the same –

• Leader – In the first clan we had a leader named Rick, now Rick won’t communicate. Most of the time he was missing from discussion, aloof, not taking active part in running of the clan. Though people respected him but no one loved him. This resulted in other clan members taking active participation in running of the clan.

• Rewards – It does feel good when one gets rewarded and ones owns loyalty to the person rewarding them. As Rick was mostly absent Indrajit took care of rewarding people with promotion. It felt good. People were happy with him and man we had quite a few co-leaders and elders in the clan. Indrajit was the craze as he had the power and if you approach him he will promote you.

• Revolt – The growing popularity of Indrajit and Rick’s reluctance to discuss the transfer of leadership led to formation of a new clan, Phoenix Slayers. The popular leader Indrajit was in charge. There was an exodus of people from the old clan. We all were happy members of the new clan.

• Hard work – As expected in the new clan people had expectation from their new leader. Since almost everyone was promoted to the highest level there was nothing more which Indrajit could do. We needed people to run the clan and this meant hard work. This is where Deb comes in. She was active in the previous clan as well but in the new clan she will be in a totally different avatar.

• Persistence – Deb started working with and on the clan members, she will get up in the middle of the night to check on the clan members, schedule wars, advice green horns. She went on to make a blog to help people do better at clan wars. Deb was always involved giving shape to all major decisions in the clan. She was putting in hard work, was persistent and loved what she was doing.

• Getting noticed– If you love your work it will show and that’s what happened with Deb. The clan members started looking up to Deb for guidance. If you keep polishing copper it will start to shine and Deb’s hard work was shining. People loved her.

• Change – Deb started to bring a first a few and then some major changes in the clan which also includes demotions and kick outs. Indrajit, the leader, could not do much as the majority was with Deb. This meant a change was in the cards.

• Murmur starts– Members of the clan had started talking about change in leadership. These were the same people who were happy with Indrajit at one time but no longer supported him. They had realized that Indrajit had outlived his purpose and the clan needed a new leader if it has to grow.

• Graceful exit- Finally one evening Indrajit bid farewell to the clan as he handed over the leadership to Deb. He knew his time has come and made a graceful exit. I am sure I am going to miss him, especially his attitude of taking everything in his stride.

The COC journey will unfold many more chapters as we continue to grow. Do share if you have a story to tell.

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