Tips on how to succeed when teaching new ways of working

Wendy got together with Peter and educated him on psychological safety, and what she and Bob have been planning for the upcoming facilitation workshop. Peter: “Wow, Wendy, thanks for the explanation on psychological safety. I get it now. But I…

Tips on how to thrive in this complex and rapidly changing world

Leadership Memo 2023-1 Happy New Year! I hope you all had a refreshing break and are recharged to dive into 2023! As I look back on 2022, I am very thankful for the opportunities that I had. I met many…

Increase psychological safety by practicing empathy and transparency

Me (Wendy): “Bob, I’m BACK!!” Bob: “Oh good! Now we can continue our discussion. You mentioned doing a survey, asking those 7 questions, once a quarter. But they seem to be more after the fact. So, are there things we…

Want to know the tips on how to handle disagreements in meetings?

(Last time, Bob and I were talking about people being curious and not thinking of rebuttals and counterarguments while the person was speaking. Now, let's dive back into our conversation.) Me (Wendy): "When people disagree, it's about our perspectives and…

The Six Team Agreements to follow to disagree safely in a meeting

(Bob and I discussed the first 2 things in the team agreement that Dr. Amy Edmondson proposed. We are now continuing the discussion onto the rest of the 6 points.) Bob: “Moving onto the 3rd point, I want to ensure…

The Six Team Agreements to have psychologically safe meetings

Me (Wendy): “Other than Modern Agile's suggestion on asking everyone to be CLEAR at the beginning of each meeting, there is another team agreement proposed by Dr. Amy Edmondson, also done at the beginning of each meeting. It is to…

How to CLEARly have psychological safety at meetings

Bob: “Well, Wendy, what do we need to do to start building psychological safety?” Me (Wendy): “Good question. There are a number of ways. According to Modern Agile, we can establish meeting safety when we begin a meeting by agreeing…

Do you want to know what exciting time awaits us?

Leadership Memo 2022-11 I can’t believe we are in the final 2 months of 2022 already! I guess time flies when we’re having fun! As you know, I’ve been running 2 pilots to test out the new 6-week training &…

Want to have better meetings? Start practicing psychological safety

Me (Wendy): “Bob, you’re so correct about the fear cultures that some management think it’s necessary to propel people to work hard, but in effect, it stifles innovation, creativity, and collaboration. According to Dr. Amy Edmondson (professor of Leadership and…

How to recognize the signs of lack of psychological safety in your teams

Bob: "Peter brought up the video team thrashing, eh?” Me (Wendy): “Yes. We initially started talking about the upcoming facilitation workshop, but it led to that and psychological safety.” Bob: “So, did he understand what it means?” Me: “No, but…