2: Creating Psychological Safety: Strategies for Fostering Trust and Inclusion in the Workplace

Stepping Into your Leadership

11-10-2023 • 30 mins

During this episode, we will be focusing on the power of curiosity and the art of asking questions as a means to better understand and serve others as leaders. We'll explore how asking questions can reveal and resolve issues, and how it can lead to more effective performance and better results. In fact, did you know that Google conducted a study that found managers who asked more than eight questions were not only more effective, but also achieved better outcomes?

Our guest today is committed to sharing stories of vulnerability, mistakes, and learning. They attended a conference where they realized the importance of supporting women, who often hesitate to share their achievements. Inspired by this, our guest made it their goal to change this pattern by sharing stories of their own vulnerabilities and mistakes, leading to positive reactions from their team and staff.

We'll also discuss the alarming statistic that only 30% of employees feel that their opinions matter at work, while a staggering 70% feel that their opinions do not. That's why curiosity and asking questions are such powerful tools for leaders. They engage the brain, foster learning, and create an environment where everyone's voice is valued.

So get ready to explore the depths of psychological safety and unlock the potential of curiosity and questions in your leadership journey. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and download the PDF of the tips discussed in this episode. Thank you for joining us, and let's welcome our guest, Greg Shamie, to the show.

Check out : https://www.tlpnyc.com/podcast/psychological-safety for a download of the powerpoint.

[00:00:03] Psychological safety: podcast delves into creating it.

[00:04:34] The importance of psychological safety in organizations, specifically how effective leaders create it, is explored. One tip is to start meetings with a check-in to gauge the mood and acknowledge the individual experiences of team members. Another strategy is to have participants rate their personal and professional well-being on a scale of zero to ten.

[00:09:03] Start meetings on time, save time.

[00:11:05] Share vulnerable stories to build better relationships.

[00:16:34] Only 30% think opinions matter at work.

[00:19:18] Encourage risk-taking by destigmatizing failure - tips.

[00:21:31] Promoting learning through intelligent failures for success.

[00:27:40] Invest in leadership development and emotional intelligence.

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