There are Elephants in the Boardroom and the Back Room. An elephant in the boardroom or in the back room is something big, real and impossible to ignore, but often people (including Leaders) pretend it is not there because to talk about it could be painful or unsafe. Often we will not name our elephants even though they may be crushing us. At Lights On!, we use a proprietary process to lift up those elephants so they can be safely addressed, and the organization can move forward with gusto. These so-called elephants are the “undiscussables” of an organization that actually cripple it from being the best that it could be.
In my Amazon best-selling books, “Lights On! A Reflective Journey … Illuminations to Move Your Life Forward”, you’ll find several chapters about Elephants; and in “Can You See Them Now? Elephants in our Midst” you’ll find the whole scoop…the how, why, where, what, etc. about organizational elephants…and what you can do about those that are trampling your organization! It doesn’t have to be that way! You’ll find testimonials about my work with organizations in lifting up those elephants so that they can be addressed. Here’s a quote from the Regional Director of a Women’s nonprofit organization: “The work Claire did with our organization was important because it made us take a close look at some sad truths about ourselves. We faced them, we made the changes required, and we are once more on track. We needed her process!”
It is the “non-tangibles” that freeze organizations…that prevent progress. Each can be faced…and each can be overcome…simply by….
**Deciding to do that
**Holding the important conversations
**Involving the entire Team
**Following through with an Action-Plan with accountability
If it was simple to do…then organizations would not get “tangled up”.
**Leaders with “Managerial Courage” to hold these types of conversations.
**Leaders with “Openness” to listening when holding these conversations.
**Leaders with “follow-through” to put in place the “new emerging ways for the organization to be better, to be more effective.
**Leaders who will hold the organization accountable and responsible…so that fall-back does not happen.
**Leaders who are willing to utilize a transformational process for engaging the organization so that all move forward together…to follow the roadmap that never fails!
Are You one of these Leaders? Yes, you are!
Are you ready to learn this process?
Doable? Yes! This is very doable. You can do this! One leaderful – courageous conversation at a time.
Call me. I can help you. 716-622-7753. Let’s start with a free 20-minute conversation about the elephants that are lurking in your organization, and that are giving you, the Leader, fits of frustration. Lights On!
Call now…Don’t let the un-discussable
Elephants bog your organization down.
Let’s lift them up and address them now!