Leaders are responsible for psychological safety

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Our big topic centres on psychological safety and the extent to which it’s a leadership responsibility to foster a psychologically safe workplace. 

How much do factors like industry, culture and hierarchy impact on levels of psychological safety? What kind of behaviours can crush people’s confidence and what role does belonging play? 

We consider the role of personality, relationships and the need to create safe spaces in the context of current work places.

Throughout the conversation we refer to the following books, articles and reports:

The Fearless Organization by Amy Edmondson

Podcasts with Amy Edmondson:




Rebel Ideas: The Power of Thinking Differently by Matthew Syed

Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

Leadership Personality Types by Colour

Psychological safety and trust are not the same thing blog by Redefining Communications

Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development research by McKinsey & Co

The Positive Practice of Productive Disagreement blog by us

A User Manual For Me blog by Cassie Robinson

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection & Courage by Brené Brown

The Five Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins


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