October 18, 2022
by John O. Burdett
More than at any time in the past, leadership is about delivering change. Unbridled curiosity and habitually looking beyond the ways things happen today have to become the default behaviours.
More than at any time in the past, leadership is about delivering change. Step one on that journey? To fully recognise that tomorrow will not be a replay of today.
Uncertainty; emerging technology; the challenge of organisational and, with it, leadership agility; the ever-increasing speed of change; and the need to create work that matches capability with opportunity all add up to one undeniable reality. The organisation that got us here, won’t get us to where we need to be.
If we want people to operate in the kind of organisations we need to build, unbridled curiosity and habitually looking beyond the ways things happen today have to become the default behaviours.
Psychological safety kickstarts challenging the status quo. It also:
1) Builds team resilience;
2) Is a catalyst in inclusion and diversity;
3) Lies at the centre of employee engagement;
4) Encourages risk taking;
5) Is the energy in innovation;
6) Fuels personal growth; and
7) Is a “must have” dimension of team chemistry.
When it comes to openness and candour, if the team leader isn’t on board, no one is onboard. And if you are the team leader, the following represent actions that will start to make psychological safety a reality.
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John O. Burdett is founder of Orxestra® Inc. He has extensive international experience as a senior executive. As a consultant he has worked in more than 40 countries for organisations that are household names. John has worked on organisation culture for some of the world's largest organisations. His ongoing partnership with TRANSEARCH International means that his thought leading intellectual property, in any one year, supports talent management in many hundreds of organisations around the world. Get in touch with John O. Burdett »