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The Elephant in the Boardroom by Edgar Papke

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Chapter 5ELEPHANTS OF MANY COLORS

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Regardless of how present the elephant may be, there will almost always be people trying to avoid it and keep it hidden. This is especially true of the parties directly engaged in the conflict. Sometimes the elephant in hiding exists without outward or easy-to-recognize emotional behavior. That makes spotting it very difficult. As the leader, you must be willing to be the tracker who follows the trail and, once you find the elephant in hiding, be willing to confront it, make others aware of it, and discover its root cause. Therein lies the opportunity.

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