Emotional response

Are we as connected to who we are as we would like to be? Are we as connected with our family and friends as fully as we like? Are we connected with our close colleagues? How do we understand that our colleagues understand what we mean? How do we connect? How do we empathise? What about listening? How do we show we are truly listening?  And have truly understood what they are say? How about trying paraphrasing and demonstrating we’ve understood what someone has said, and how important it is. Stepping back from all the discussions, and topics that are … Continue reading Emotional response

Embodying vulnerability and psychological safety

  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 … Continue reading Embodying vulnerability and psychological safety