Don’t Feed the Elephants!: Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships

Sarah Noll Wilson

Don't Feed the Elephants!: Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships
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Don’t Feed the Elephants!: Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships

Sarah Noll Wilson

You see the giant footprints the moment you walk through the door. The conference room is a swirling mess of tension, heaviness, anxiety, and peanut shells. Something is very wrong with your team. Everybody knows it, but nobody is talking about it. It’s obvious there’s an elephant in the room. Is it an Avoidephant, feeding off the fears of retaliation and exclusion? Perhaps it’s a Blamephant-whom we love to feed because it makes us feel better about ourselves. Or is it one of the other five types of elephants? No matter what type you’re dealing with, executive coach Sarah Noll Wilson knows your elephant is not there by accident. It was created, and someone has been feeding it. Is it you? In Don’t Feed the Elephants!, Sarah explores how you can address the true elephant in the room: avoidance. She shares tips for having conversations you may be avoiding, invites you to get curious instead of furious, and shows how to own your role rather than passing blame. You’ll come away with a shared language to free the elephants you see-and the confidence to do so.

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