The Elephant In The Room

There’s always an elephant in the room. They come in different colors, sizes, and shapes. Some are purple, red and green. Some are fat and some are skinny. Some are wide and some are narrow. Some are sort of cute, but most are ugly. They are always there.

You know they are there. Your staff knows they are there. But, you, yes you, the leader, you keep ignoring them. The more you ignore the elephant, the more your staff rolls their eyes in disgust and disbelief. The staff knows you have the power and weapons to slay the elephant, but you keep ignoring the elephant in the room.

You seem to think that if you ignore the elephant it will just go away. How silly of you. The elephant is grazing on your resistance, getting fatter by the day. The elephant ain’t going anywhere on its own.

If you really wanted to fix things, you’d get a stick and run the elephant off. But, Nah, you like pretending the elephant doesn’t exist. You like living in fantasyland. Don’t be surprised if one day the elephant sits on your lap and crushes you.

Your staff will be so sad when that happens. They wanted to tell you the elephant was there, but they wanted to keep their jobs even more.

Are you ignoring the elephant in the room? That’s all I’m gonna ask, Tommy Gibbs