Psychological Safety 1 – How to lead in a Crisis 

Enabling a culture of psychological safety can be difficult as a leader especially in times of upheaval or uncertainty.  

All too often we can think of great leaders as unwavering and super confident, armed with past experience and able to guide us forwards through complexity.   

In the first of three YouTube videos on psychological safety featuring Leadership expert Amy Edmondson, she explains how humility, transparency and urgency are the keys to successfully steering an organisation – big or small – through the challenges that come your way and breaks this down into a 4 step model.

Having now watched the video, please take a moment to reflect on the following questions:

Q: What key piece of learning will you take from this video?

Q: How will you put your learning back into your professional practice?

Q: How did this video make you feel? 

Please feel free to share your reflections in the comments section below.

3 replies on “Psychological Safety 1 – How to lead in a Crisis ”

  • The key part for me was the importance of keeping your teams updated with what you know even if the information doesn’t have all the answers as sharing this information can support can spread the load and enable ideas to come from different areas.

  • It’s good to have confirmation that transparency improves psychological safety in the workplace. I will hold that thought going forward and remember to practise transparency with my Team members.

  • Great resonance and links well with work by Dr Brene Brown

    Carole Subscriber

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