Don't Feed the Elephant! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships
Don’t Feed the Elephant! Overcoming the art of avoidance to build powerful partnerships. We can all agree that we want to work on teams where we feel safe, do work that matters, and make a positive impact. Yet sometimes we are stifled by known problems impacting our success that no one wants to acknowledge. Congratulations, we have an elephant in the room! In this session, we will explore how we can address the true elephant in the room: avoidance of what created it in the first place.
Guided by more than a decade of research and professional practice, Sarah will apply her Curiosity First approach to team conflict and avoidance. She will share strategies to increase ownership, practice conversations that are candid and compassionate, and build deeper levels of trust that results in more powerful partnerships.
Gain the knowledge, specific strategies, and confidence to free elephants by learning:
- Individual and group behaviors that signal an elephant is known and being avoided.
- The most common “elephant types” and the behaviors that create them.
- Key strategies and language to free elephants using the Curiosity First approach.
- Specific strategies for how to hold steady during uncomfortable conversations.
Attendee Bonus Resource: Quick guide for candid, compassionate, and curious conversations.