The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace – Amy C. Edmondson
Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, critical thinking, and the interpersonal environment to feel safe speaking up without fear of repercussions. Leadership expert Amy Edmondson defines a fearless organization as one in which people feel psychologically safe – being protected from ridicule or penalties when they share their ideas, feedback, and constructive criticisms. When this happens, firms benefit from better ideas, more risk-taking, increased learning, and fewe…
Freedom In Pandemic Times
This time of year has me thinking about freedom. With the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, I have been challenging my view of what it means to be free.
What is freedom, really? Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Based on this definition, I can think of so many examples of freedoms that are taken away from us on a daily basis. From the most basic freedom of a black man in fear of racial profiling to a woman speaking up…
Travel is Fuel for the Soul
My soul is aching for an adventure! As the days wane on and uncertainty continues to weigh heavily, I am anxious to plan my next escape. For me, traveling is much more than taking a flight to a beautiful beach to relax (however, I do enjoy that, too). I travel to get into new situations that stretch me, to transform the way I think and how I see the world.
With my wanderlust in high gear and no current way to satisfy it, I have been reflecting on past adventures and how those experiences have …
From Social Distancing to Social Re-Connection
Where should I begin? With the COVID-19 outbreak, “social distancing” has become a term we are all too familiar with now. This has been a period of adjustment, and of course, it would be; these are unprecedented times.
As challenging as it has been, this will eventually come to pass, and I have chosen to turn my attention towards what we are learning about ourselves during this time.
As Bill Gates said in a recent interview:
COVID-19 is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of ou…
My Hero's Journey
I have been on a journey over the past few years. As a former finance leader, I was responsible for overseeing billions of dollars worth of drugs for the giants of biotech.
And then, one day, after several soul-crushing hours around a conference table, I made a choice that changed my life forever.
I stood up, walked out, and never returned… at least, not that version of me.
You see, I didn't know it at the time, but that was the beginning of my hero's journey. The very one Joseph Campbell dis…
You might be wondering, “why is this guy always talking about inspiration?” Well, here goes, inspiration has played a significant role in my life, and it is a driving force in all that I do.
Inspiration is the one thing that fuels most people. Inspiration is also an essential element to transformational leadership, to building a great workplace, and to navigating change (both personal and professional).
When I work with clients, I aim to inspire them to take action and to embrace change. Thei…
Dare To Inspire With Allison Holzer
How do you help others become better? Do you dare to inspire? We talk about inspiration, mindset and more as Tony Martignetti sits down for a chat with coach, CEO and inspiration strategist Allison Holzer. She shares her first experience with innovation and talks about how it put her on the path to learning to think outside the box when looking for ways to use your gifts. She dispels the myth that you have to choose between your gifts instead of combining them. She talks about the importance and…