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Harnessing the power of psychological safety at work

What is psychological safety? Psychological safety is dependant on how safe we feel it is to take interpersonal risks at work. Psychological safety questions: Are my ideas/contributions welcome here, or will they be picked apart or ridiculed? Will I be accepted by my colleagues or excluded for offering a different point of view? Is it ok to admit I don’t understand something? Do we share or …

5 tips for risk management during change

Effective risk management helps minimise the impact of threats and to capitalise on opportunities Every change comes with potential risks and opportunities. Most change initiatives originate out of the realisation that the risk of acting is lower than the risk of doing nothing. Pretending the risks don’t exist increases team stress and the potential for failure. Proactively managing risk (acknowledging and anticipating) can give us …

Understanding the impact of Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles on culture

The 6 Emotional Intelligence (EI) leadership styles According to Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee (Primal Leadership) there are 6 different leadership styles we need to be aware of. The book shares the premise that it is not IQ or skills that make a truly great leader but a high level of emotional intelligence. The 6 leadership approaches comprise of four resonant (visionary, coaching, affiliative, democratic) …

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