Sarah Noll Wilson, Drake adjunct professor launches “Don’t Feed the Elephants! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships”

The COVID-19 crisis has shed light on just how critical internal communication is to a company’s success. As business leaders look toward 2022, they’re reevaluating how to best support their teams. Don’t Feed the Elephants! by Sarah Noll Wilson is a deep dive into the human ability to avoid addressing conflict within a relationship, and in doing so creating a harmful barrier to success.

Great relationships aren’t the ones where there’s no conflict, but the ones where you can resolve and recover from the conflict and thrive because of it. When we approach our metaphorical elephants-in-the-room with compassion, curiosity, and courage, we’re able to dance in the moment with other people in a vulnerable way that opens our relationships to powerful possibilities.

“Beautifully written with insights on every page, Sarah has put her finger on the toxic habits that keep us from solving the real problems that face our teams and companies. A must read.” — Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 Best Selling author of Triggers, Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

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Sarah Noll Wilson is an executive coach and leadership development consultant who’s been freeing elephants for fifteen years. Sarah works with leaders to develop more powerful partnerships and helps teams spot patterns that are keeping them from higher performance. For the past eight years, Sarah has been an adjunct professor in Master of Science of Leadership Development (MSLD) at Drake University.

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