Naming the Elephant II
Coming to a Campus Center Near You!
Join us for the blockbuster sequel to the Fall 2011 discussion about . . .
The Thin Book of Naming Elephants:
What the critics are saying . . .
"The Thin Book of Naming Elephants helped me understand how 'hubris' and 'arrogance' can impact the workplace. It seems these are the 'elephants' we 'name' around the water cooler on a regular basis". –Teri Gerard, Campus Finance & Educational Resources
"I found it very useful to talk with faculty, staff, and administrators from other departments and areas of activity at De Anza since I tend to have most of my connections to people inside my own department. I found the book useful and candid also. These are not easy matters to discuss openly and I applaud De Anza for encouraging these events". – Lita Kurth, Part-time Language Arts faculty
"The Fall session of Naming Elephants was an excellent exercise that provided a professionally diverse group of people the opportunity for a frank and honest discussion about the happenings and behaviors on campus". – Marilyn Booye, Disability Support Programs and Services
I've been naming elephants right and left. Mostly, to myself, I am naming them and trying to address them and shrink them. I'm seeing the elephants better and then, gently, I hope, helping others see them. Ideally, I want to find ways to expose the elephants before they grow in size and make themselves hard to name. – Gregory Anderson, Dean, Learning Resources
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