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No More Elephant in the Room

March 10th, 2015  | 

Published in Conflict Resolution

Last week Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced live elephants will no longer be included in circus performances starting in 2018.

The company called the decision “unprecedented” and in the “best interest of our company, our elephants and our customers.”

The company created a Center for Elephant Conservation in 1995 and maintained the animals were well cared for, but in the end, there were just too many lawsuits, protests and distractions.

The elephants under the Big Top had become the elephant in the room.

What’s your elephant in the room that’s getting in the way of your performance? What are you going to do about it?

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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