By Caroline Stokes
Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies To Save Your Company
Published by Entrepreneur Press, Sept 24, 2019
You may believe a unicorn will completely transform your company, product, team, culture, revenue potential, and futureability. (Yes, I made that word up.)
Yet here’s a cold hard truth: unicorns won’t solve the problems that already exist in your business. Before the unicorn can affect change, leadership must confront the company’s elephants…
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With the world changing around us by the day, socially, politically and economically, elephants will trample harder and unicorns will seem more elusive. Elephants Before Unicorns is your best ally for the hard work ahead.
In Elephants Before Unicorns, Caroline Stokes does an enlightening job of bringing emotional intelligence to the hiring, onboarding, engaging, developing, and leading aspects of people in organizations.
In this informed, practical guide Caroline demonstrates how tackling “elephants” or oft-invisible obstacles, while developing emotional intelligence, is critical to success in an AI future. I recommend her book to people leaders who want to lean into their power and shape a future-forward workforce.
With so much communication happening online rather than face to face, it has never been more important to exercise emotional intelligence. Caroline Stokes' advice is more valuable than ever.
If you haven't done so already, now is the time to gather all HR elephants in the room for a virtual EQ sit-down. Get practical solutions that address major HR challenges — and create a culture that supports honest, collaborative feedback.
In today’s world of civil unrest and rapid change due to Covid-19, Elephants Before Unicorns is more relevant than ever. Read this book fast, and implement its practical strategies to stay ahead of the curve.
People are the emotional operating system that powers every successful company. When that system goes down, that malfunctioning usually ties to a lack of emotional intelligence. Caroline Stokes is the master EI technician who has written THE user manual to guide every organization to build and maintain the successful functioning of a people-centric operating system.