Embodying vulnerability and psychological safety

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What makes Google so successful?  Is it the talent? The infrastructure?

How about appreciation of psychology safety and providing a work space which allows for embodying vulnerability?

Whilst there are no quick fixes.  There is much investment in the people and psychological safety for growth:

  • Proactively affirm and encourage full participation;
  • Establish ground rules;
  • Hold time for ‘slow’ thoughts
  • Provide an open channel;
  • Diversity

When leaders get stressed – our amygdala hijack becomes counterproductive to what we actually what we want to do.  Stressed out emotions like anger turns all rationality and intelligence into irrationality.

Christine Porath of Havard Business Review speaks of the importance of inclusivity.  Wanting our colleagues to be better versions of themselves, some points for thought:

How about asking ourselves feedback?

  • What can I do to make the process better?
  • What is holding me back?
  • Is there anything I could change?

Let’s be the change we want to see.

 

 

 

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