Leaderhood & Parentship

4 Ways to Kill Psychological Safety in a Team

October 03, 2023 Shane Wallace & Morgan Berna Episode 52
Leaderhood & Parentship
4 Ways to Kill Psychological Safety in a Team
Show Notes

#52 - The term “psychological safety” has been picking up popularity online, so in this episode we’re revisiting the concept for a second time and diving into nuances we didn’t discuss on our first episode. First, Shane breaks down what psychological safety is and why the term itself is a bit of a misnomer. Then, we explain why psychologically safe workplaces will experience more conflict than not, the key distinction between “trust” and “safety,” ways to push a team out of its comfort zone, how your Cognitive Colour affects your experience with safety, and the difference between psychological safety and emotional intelligence. Then, we flip it to the home and Shane shares some examples of why kids may not feel safety and what to do about it. 

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Show Notes:

  1. [00:30] It’s our 1 year podcast-anniversary! Reflecting on 1 year of Leaderhood & Parentship. 
  2. [07:30] A refresher on what psychological safety is. 
  3. [10:40] What a “safe space” is and where Shane keeps seeing the term come up. 
  4. [13:00] Why calling it “psychological safety” is a bit of a misnomer. 
  5. [15:00] Psychologically safe workplaces have a lot of conflict and that’s a good thing.
  6. [16:40] The difference between “trust” and “safety.”
  7. [19:30] How to make your team feel safe while still pushing them out of their comfort zone. 
  8. [20:45] The 4 Primary Fears that kill safety. 
  9. [25:00] How to restructure annual reviews to increase safety. 
  10. [30:00] How our Cognitive Colour influences how we experience safety. 
  11. [35:00] A quick way to check if your team feels safe. 
  12. [38:00] Try this today to build safety in the workplace. 
  13. [47:40] How to talk to kids about psychological safety. 
  14. [50:20] Does safety still exist between couples, or is that only trust?

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