It is our responsibility as leaders to build fearless organizations. Organizations with low interpersonal fear for our people to be willing to speak-up their ideas, their beliefs, their thoughts, their experiments, their doubts, and team-up with one another for the greater good: it is not about me but about us. I had the immense pleasure to chat with Prof Amy Edmondson who pioneered work on psychological safety in organization and its importance in leading successful teams. Enjoy the practical advice and words of wisdom in this special episode.
“Love is an invisible force that keeps us going.”
MEET OUR GUEST Amy Edmondson, Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School.
Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She teaches, writes, and “ruminates” (as she says) on organizational learning, psychological safety, leadership, and teaming. Edmondson is one of the most renowned thought leaders who won multiple awards and published the best book we’ve read. Her most recent book, “Fearless Organizations: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth” is a must – not only to read – but a must to learn and do in our organizations.
Her prior books – Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy, Teaming to Innovate, and Extreme Teaming – explore teamwork in dynamic organizational environments. In Building the future: Big teaming for audacious innovation, she examines the challenges and opportunities of teaming across industries to build smart cities.
We will let you enjoy listening to this episode, and promise you to experience Edmondson’s impact on many of us leaders trying to make the world we all inhabit a better place.