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THE ELEPHANT IN THE BOARDROOM:
How Leaders Use and Manage Conflict to Reach Greater Levels of Success
“It’s not just enough to be a good leader—we must face change, complexity, and conflict with strength and wisdom. Conflict resolution is essential to the growth of all organizations and their leaders. Papke’s perceptive guide will lead you through conflict to the innovation that will follow! No book prepares you better!”
–Marshall Goldsmith, author or editor of 35 books including the NYT #1 bestselling Triggers and global bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.
In a survey of over 4,000 CEOs, executives and managers, more than 90% admitted they were uncomfortable confronting or engaging in conflict. MORE...
Read Forbes’ interview of Edgar:
"Not-So-Secret Ways to Handle Conflict"
Listen to Edgar Speak about "The Elephant in the Boardroom".
What People are Saying About The Elephant in the Boardroom:
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“Edgar Papke in The Elephant in the Boardroom clearly articulates how embracing and managing conflict is a competency of communication we must grasp, practice, and apply. And, more importantly, that avoiding conflict is a true driver of dysfunction none of us can afford.”
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“Validating that leaders don't have all the answers or know what needs to be done next, The Elephant in the Boardroom challenges you to walk with the elephants and positively address any conflicts that may be hindering growth.”
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