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Best Books on Psychological Safety

Knight Campbell
June 28, 2024

"I often make the mistake of thinking that something that is obvious to me
is just as obvious to everyone else."
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

If high standards hit the accelerator, psychological safety releases the brakes so you can actually use that gas. Don’t be the leader mashing the brakes and the accelerator at the same time. You’ll just burn out your team.

Here are some of our favorite resources to help you get better at creating psychological safety on your team.

Straightforward and useful write up about the concept and actionable tips for leaders to create more of it!

WARNING: For geeks only. You’ll come across terms like Cronbach’s Alpha in here, but it is the original study on Psychological Safety. It’s worth scanning the first few pages for anyone, and definitely worth reading for leadership geeks with keen interest.

This blog goes into more detail than the HBR article and delves into the concept before Amy Edmondson popularized it. Focus on the history section to earn more depth on the topic.

Short, sweet, and fairly comprehensive listen for all of you looking for useful sound bytes on your commute.

Full of examples and much more well rounded ideas, read the book if you want to learn more!

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