It’s one of the leadership buzz terms of our age, but what is psychological safety? What is it all about, actually?
It was a phrase popularised as result of a large-scale piece of analysis conducted by Google in 2012 – codenamed Project Aristotle. The aim of the project was to determine what made high-performing teams from across Google’s business so great.
What were the factors, unique to successful teams, that set them apart from other parts of the business? Read more
This year I want to focus my New Year’s resolutions on relationships and people, not things.
Yes – January is in full swing. How are the new year’s resolutions going? Did you make any?
I did. I vowed to attempt less screen time, especially before bed. I now keep my phone downstairs and read my Christmas present novel under the duvet, with a smug smile on my face. Fairly easy to tick off. And it’s this sort of stuff we decide to set goals for ourselves about isn’t it?
I want to lose a stone I want to start running I want to drink more water I want to drink less wine…
Ever got stuck in a less than constructive way of communicating?
Ever found the dynamic very hard to shift?
Alongside my work with Aspire, I co-run a theatre company with 3 women. We write, produce and perform political cabaret shows. I have worked with these wonderful women for 7 years and let’s just say, we know each other very well.
Sometimes we say/do/write things to each other that are reactive, unthinking and occasionally damaging. That’s right. Even a communications skills trainer.
However, we recently changed one vital aspect of the way we communicate which has hugely improved the efficacy and ease of our day to day working relationships…