“The Psychological Safety Playbook provides an easy-to-understand, actionable guide to create psychologically safe environments."
SAN FRANCISCO and BONN, Germany (PRWEB) February 22, 2023
Launched today, The Psychological Safety Playbook by leadership consultants Karolin Helbig and Minette Norman is the first book to support leaders in fostering psychological safety in the work environment through practical, actionable skills.
Published by Page Two, The Psychological Safety Playbook is available on Amazon and other leading retailers.
Defined by Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, as “an atmosphere where one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or admitting mistakes,” psychological safety significantly improves employee productivity, increases inclusion, and drives break-out innovation in the workplace. Google’s Project Aristotle studied hundreds of internal teams and found that the most important ingredient of successful teams was psychological safety.
“Minette and I developed The Psychological Safety Playbook based on our clients’ needs to create psychologically safe environments, and we wrote the book we wished existed for our clients,” said Helbig, founder of new-work-leadership.com. “The Psychological Safety Playbook provides an easy-to-understand, actionable guide to create psychologically safe environments. Through simple actions like asking, ‘what am I missing?’ and implementing blameless postmortems, our proven approach enables leaders to develop the highest-performing, deeply inclusive, and most innovative teams.”
The Psychological Safety Playbook takes an in-depth look at key strategies for implementing psychological safety in the workplace, including courageous communication, mastering the art of listening, managing reactions, embracing risk and failure, and designing inclusive rituals.
“This is the book I wish I had when I was leading teams, knowing that psychological safety was important but unsure how to make it a reality. By following the strategies and practical actions outlined in The Psychological Safety Playbook, leaders will inspire employees to openly share new ideas, ask questions, and challenge the status quo,” said Norman, founder and principal of Minette Norman Consulting LLC. “In turn, employees will feel seen, heard, and valued for who they are, while connecting on a greater level with their colleagues and leaders. Psychologically safe environments are transformational - leaders lead more powerfully by being more human, and employees are empowered to do their best work.”
For more information on The Psychological Safety Playbook, click here.
About Karolin Helbig
Building on more than two decades of experience as a management consultant and in leadership development, along with a deep expertise in science, Karolin Helbig helps leaders increase their effectiveness, optimize team performance, and transform their organizations through mindset, emotional intelligence, and psychological safety.
Previously, Helbig spent more than 15 years as a top management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working as a trusted advisor and in some cases, a hands-on coach, to solve her clients’ toughest issues. She integrated world-class problem solving, industry expertise, and proprietary tools and capabilities to create change and lasting impact with organizations in Europe and the Middle East. While in that role, Helbig saw first-hand how real transformation is not the result of optimized processes and systems, but of transformed people leadership.
Prior to McKinsey, Helbig received her PhD in human genetics from the Phillipps-Universität in Marburg, Germany. Today, she integrates neuroscience findings that revolutionize the way we understand how human brains function and translates them into applicable and powerful leadership practices.
About Minette Norman
Minette Norman is an inclusive leadership consultant focusing on developing transformational leaders who create inclusive working environments with a foundation of psychological safety. She is a sought-after speaker in the areas of inclusive cultures, radical empathy, collaborative teams, and psychological safety.
Previously, Norman spent decades leading global, technical teams in the software industry in several roles from engineering leadership positions to technical writing and translation/ localization. She most recently served as vice president of engineering at Autodesk, where she transformed how the company developed software. Responsible for influencing more than 3,500 engineers globally, she focused on state-of-the-art engineering practices while nurturing a collaborative and inclusive culture.
In 2017, Norman was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times and in 2018, she was recognized as the “Business Role Model of the Year” in the 2018 Women in IT/Silicon Valley Awards. In 2019, she left her software career to help leaders create conditions where their employees can do their best work.
She holds degrees in Drama and French from Tufts University and studied at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.
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