#LOTG Season #2 Podcast Episode #7 – The Hunt for Pink Elephants

Season 2 Episode SEVEN of the intrepidNOW podcast series, Leadership on the Ground. with Erica Peitler and co-host Todd Schnick, editor-in-chief at the intrepidNOW Network.

Leadership, In Real Time…

Listen in as we discuss how healthy organizational dynamics require a frequent, real time Hunt for Pink Elephants – learn what these are and how to use them to transform your team!

The Hunt for Pink Elephants

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SEASON 2 EPISODE SEVEN – The Hunt for Pink Elephants!

Discussion guide for this episode:

  1. Review of the concepts of Leadership on the Ground (#LOTG), as well as In Real Time (#IRT), practicing leadership at the speed of business.
  2. Why is this episode the crescendo? How we get swamped with unproductive behaviors?
  3. In other words, how do you take an organization that’s been stuck, and get them to break through and make positive change?
  4. So, what exactly is a pink elephant, and why have we gone through six episodes to learn how to do this? (Hint: The things you THINK you don’t have the power to change, but you do!)
  5. In other words, “Am I going to lose my job if I raise this particular issue?”
  6. You have to recognize/acknowledge the amount of organizational energy consumed WORKING AROUND all these pink elephants.
  7. The advantage of “hunting” pink elephants, is that once you address it, once you bring it to the forefront, you now are in a position to do something about it. Rather than keeping it hidden because you are AFRAID to address it. Now, you can address and prioritize it, which changes everything!
  8. Truth, trust and transparency are critical to the success of an organization, and when you are UNABLE to hunt pink elephants, truth, trust, and transparency are NOT possible.
  9. An organization can fail if the pink elephants are NOT addressed. Season 1, and the first six episodes of Season 2 are designed to empower you to hunt for pink elephants…

 

Click here to listen to Leadership on the Ground, Season 2 – Episode 7 NOW!

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Previous #LOTG Season 2 Episodes: (click on title to hear the episode)

Episode 1: Seek, See and Seize Your Entry Points to Influence

Episode 2: Leveraging Your Personal Power

Episode 3: Intentions and Impact

Episode 4: Calling Out Unproductive Behaviors

Episode 5: Who Do You Serve?

Episode 6: The Accountability Conversation

 

And be sure to follow Erica on Twitter @EricaPeitler for more #LOTG tips, articles and advice!

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