So, what is the elephant? 

  • A natural part of being human and the change cycle.

  • The unknown, uncertainty and fear are part of the process of growth.

  • An awkward moment in time presenting a choice.

  • Invaluable data that represents opportunity for new team insight, increased trust, agility and innovation.

  • Reflects choices and behaviours.

  • What the group accepts.

  • Desire and willingness to create change (victim vs empowerment).

  • Part of the group's current identity and habits.

  • Reflects 'lived' values.

  • Limits and constrains our contributions.

  • Blocks innovation and growth.

  • Adversely affects trust, disclosure, sense of belonging and safety.

It is our shared humanness and what lies under the surface...