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…

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…

The case for 21st century leadership: Current European case study

Leadership Memo 2022-5 In March, I did a high level case study comparing 21st century leadership and 20th century leadership using the events that are happening in Europe. As the events continue to evolve, let’s see what we can learn…

A quick research on meetings and collaborations

In the last year, many companies are trying to bring their people back into the office. However, with the many waves of COVID variants, those back-to-the-office plans keep changing. I’ve seen lively (and sometimes polarizing) debates on how collaboration should…

What is a leader to do in times like these?

There are many discussions and debates about whether knowledge workers should go back to the office. Some advocates of remote work framed the issue in terms of racial justice and equity. “When geographical barriers are removed, location bias and relocation…