A newly promoted CEO in a start-up company brought us in to resolve a team conflict. The CEO’s team included both of the company’s founders, who were no longer civil to each other. Individual team members frequently interfered in each other’s departments, and gave contradictory reports of team decisions. The Board wanted to retain the co-founders, but had lost confidence in the CEO’s team’s ability to work effectively together. The Board was prepared to discontinue the next round of funding if the situation was not rectified.