Browsing Category Psychological Safety

Happy New Year!

A nice surprise to find my article “Psychological Safety is not a hygiene factor” (co-authored with Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson) together with my “3 levels of Psychological Safety”-scale in Data Driven HR’s list of best HR and People Analytics articles 2021. I’ll make sure to publish new thoughts and articles soon. Hopefully they will be useful enough for leaders around the world so that I make…

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Psychological Safety is like a muscle – How strong is your team?

The question is not if you have Psychological Safety or not because Psychological Safety is not a 1/0 variable. The question is at what level you are? Where you need to be in order to solve the challenges your organisation is facing? And, how you plan to get to where you need to be. In this article me and Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson describe a…

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Psychological Safety – How to make it happen in your team

In this HBR article me and Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson dive into the methods I use to build Psychological Safety in teams and organisations. My plan is to give even more practical advise in coming posts here on the Leadership Backbone blog, but in the meantime do check out this article. And if you want some more details you can download the Harvard Case Study…

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Progress and speed in complex environments – The Leadership Backbone model

I developed this model to help teams and organisations leverage the research available about collaboration in complexity and collective intelligence. It has been of great help to fast growing scale-ups and senior management teams in transforming incumbents. I hope it might be useful for you as well. If you are managing a organisation in a stable market with no sign of disruption I would suggest…

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Psychological safety – your decisions will only be as good as the information they are based on.

Safe enough to share a new idea?Safe enough to ask a question about something you don’t understand?Safe enough to admit a mistake?Safe enough to challenge someone above you in your organizational hierarchy? If your answers to these questions are yes, then congratulations, you are in a atmosphere of Psychological safety. Psychological safety is an essential ingredient in creating speed in any transformation or development process….

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