Tag: teams

Leadership, Performance and Psychological Safety

Psychological Safety Training Sessions and Team Performance Workshops

Do you want to improve psychological safety and performance in your teams? Are you facing significant challenges that require transformation to overcome? You can download the Psychological Safety Action Pack and put yourself in charge of driving the transformation, but if you would like some extra help in driving true organisational change, improving the performance…
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Is Your Team Psychologically Safe? Take This Quiz.

You already know that psychological safety is the key ingredient for high performing, effective, and happy teams. And you’re a great leader and team member, so you’re doing all the right things, but how do you know whether your team is actually feeling psychologically safe? Use these ten statements below to measure the psychological safety…
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Five Elements of High Performing Teams – Lessons From The Military and Elite Sports

I’ve spoken to experts in high performing teams across industries and sectors ranging from corporate enterprise and technology, to elite sports and the Armed Forces. Through those discussions it’s clear that there is a universality to the elements required to create psychological safety and performance: 1: Trust in each other on the team. 2: Consistent,…
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Three Simple Exercises to Build Psychological Safety in Your Team

It’s a long and worthwhile journey to build high levels of psychological safety in your team, and much of the hard work involves excellent leadership, clarity of direction, effective support, vulnerability, curiosity and much more. However there are some simple exercises that you can carry out with your teams that directly build psychological safety. See…
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The difference between Interpersonal and Existential Risks – Psychological Safety and how to climb K2.

A safe state of mind. Psychological safety is “being able to show and employ one’s self without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status or career” (Kahn 1990, p. 708). That is: psychological safety refers to a personal state of mind of being safe in your team and amongst colleagues; it is not about being protected…
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Psychological Safety Poster Pack

Normally part of the Complete Psychological Safety Action Pack, you can download all six posters in high quality pdf format by entering your email address below.    

Psychological Safety and Agile Teams

Psychological safety means being performing well even in uncertain environments, through being able to make mistakes without fear, innovating by trying new and potentially risky endeavours, and through raising concerns or new ideas as they arise. Agile is about delivering quickly in uncertain and changing environments, where the needs of the customer or the constraints…
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Measuring Psychological Safety

How to Measure Psychological Safety We know psychological safety is crucial for high performance teams, and particularly so for technical delivery teams. Innovation is so critical for creating products that delight customers and serve critical business needs, and psychological safety is a fundamental enabler of innovation. Below are ten questions that you can ask yourself…
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Psychological Safety and Information Security

It’s no wonder that information security gets a bad press. Consumers entrust organisations with their personal information sometimes only to find that it has been breached and used by criminals or marketeers for nefarious purposes. Some of the biggest breaches, such as those of Facebook, Marriott hotels, or OxyData, consist of hundreds of millions of…
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Three Ways to Build Psychological Safety

Even if you’re not “in charge” of your team, you can build psychological safety by doing just three things: 1. Frame work as a learning problem, not an execution problem. The primary outcome of work should be knowing how to do it even better next time. 2. Acknowledging your own fallibility. You might be an…
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