There's an elephant in the room that everyone knows about but no
one is acknowledging. The elephant is implicit and undiscussable
and lurks in every organization. Everyone talks around the elephant
and thinks that everyone else knows about the elephant. However,
until the elephant's presence is made explicit, the level of dialogue
and therefore the quality of decision-making is limited. Sound familiar?
Using NASA's tragic accidents and Enron's bankruptcy as examples
of the price of not having open, constructive dialogue, The Thin Book of® Naming Elephants shows how great companies create an environment that encourages
and listens to input from all levels of the organization.
Free! Read Chapter 3: "Naming the Elephants of Hubris, Arrogance and Screamers"Download here
After reading this book, you'll understand:
The role of assumptions and multiple realities;
Why surfacing assumptions is so important;
How to have constructive conversation;
Why arrogance, hubris and smart talk gets in the way of
What strategies you can use to name the elephants in your
organization; and What's in the book...
How to use constructive conversation to be creative.
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