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3-for-1: Staying Safe, Critical Leadership and Defining Paths

For people to thrive diversity, equity and inclusion is critical. Yet finding time and resources to make a meaningful difference to organisational culture can be challenging. That’s why we’ve curated a set of online insights to fuel your inclusive practice. Each article in this series covers a key theme or issue in DE&I. Whether you have 5, 20 or 60 minutes to spare – we present these recommended resources to engage with and share.

If you have 5 minutes, try this:


Building a psychologically safe workplace | Amy Edmondson | TEDxHGSE

Organisational behavioural scientist Amy Edmondson of Harvard first introduced the construct of “team psychological safety”, in her TEDx Talk. It is a must see, and you can view it here.

Naturally, we return to Edmondson’s work again and again in the workshops we deliver. For a taste of how we introduce the topic in our own programmes, check-out MF consultant Lorraine Steele in this extract from a brilliant Learning Lab she ran for us.

If you have 20 minutes, try this:

Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development

McKinsey & Company, known for their research into DE&I, bring you this article that you can read or listen to on the business case for psychological safety, its impact on culture and performance and the role leaders play in creating a psychological safe environment. Specifically, the behaviours that leaders at all levels need to demonstrate that help people thrive.

Read article online

If you have 60 minutes, try this:

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety by Timothy R Clark

This practical guide builds on Amy Edmondson’s work and takes it into more detail.

View in MF Bookstore


For more about how we help organisations create an authentic sense of belonging, please visit the DE&I pages on our website.

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