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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…

Successful meeting cultures: why you don’t want to break the psychological safety barrier

"ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock" Peter: “Hey Wendy, I heard from Bob what you two have been up to. That’s quite a bit of change in how we think of and run meetings, and quite a few new skills that we all need…

Do you want to know what I found out? Insights from early pilots results

Leadership Memo 2022-10 Wow, it has been a busy few months for me. I shared with you last month that I conducted a global market research in Q3 which identified the top 10 global business challenges. Based on that research,…

Want to know how to stand out from the typical meetings? Change the way you end!

Bob: “Now that we're done with the middle - or actual heart - of the meeting, when we finish all the agenda items, it's time to end the meeting. This is where we reflect on our work, celebrate it, and…

Do you want to liberate your meetings from staid agendas?

Me (Wendy): “Now that we’ve covered the first 10 minutes, the rest of the meeting will be following the agenda. However, there’s an art of doing that which is not just calling out each agenda item. Again, it’s back to…

Want to be a Better Meeting Host? Up-level your facilitation skills

Bob: “Wendy, I want to make it clear that meeting hosts nowadays need to be skilled in facilitation techniques. They are essentially facilitators, not just meeting hosts who follow an agenda and collect a list of action items at the…