Jean-Louis Barsoux, Professor of organizational behavior and leadership, at IMD Lausanne, and authors of “It’s Time to Tackle Your Team’s Undiscussables” (MITSloan Management Review, September 10, 2019).
The elephant in the room, taboos, the great unsaid, the truth nobody wants to hear, burying your head in the sand — there is no shortage of expressions to describe all the factors that silently poison group dynamics. Ginka Toegel, professor of organizational behavior and leadership, and Jean-Louis Barsoux, lecturer and researcher at IMD Lausanne, prefer to talk about “undiscussables.”
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Based on the book What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz (William Collins, 2019) and a case Studies of three CEOs : Maggie Wilderotter, CEO of Frontier Communication from 2004 to 2015, Jim Barksdale, CEO of Netscape Communications from 1995 to 1999 and Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald’s from 2012 to 2015.
Based on Talk, Inc. by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind (Harvard Business Review Press, June 2012) and an interview with Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux (IMD Lausanne), authors of “It’s Time to Tackle Your Team’s Undiscussables” (MITSloan Management Review, September 10, 2019).