Entries by Phillip

Leading Through Trust Series: Safety

Why building psychological safety in teams in your most important job! In previous posts of this six-part series, we have explored Trust, Transparency and Relationships. What is it and why you should care Psychological safety has become more prominent in recent times, partially at least due to a study done by Google on its own […]

Leading Through Trust: Understanding

In Part One of this six-part series, we explored trust in the context of organisations and in society generally, and how hard it can be; sometimes, this is despite trust being at the heart of every relationship, whether in our personal lives or at work. I also introduced a model based on the best available […]

Building Psychological Safety

Do you sometimes wonder how you might be able to build stronger relationships with your team, foster an open and innovative culture, or generally just get stuff done? In this post, we’re going to look at how to build psychological safety. In Part One of this six-part series, we explored trust in the context of […]

Vulnerability in Leadership: More than just a Buzzword? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this two-part article, “Vulnerability in Leadership: More than Just a Buzzword“, I discussed vulnerability as a key leadership strength.  It’s an idea and principle that is increasingly referenced in leadership literature and in organisations. Despite this growing awareness, vulnerability is still usually associated with weakness. That’s unfortunate – because vulnerability is […]

Exploring Transparency

In Part One of this six-part series, we explored trust in the context of organisations and in society generally, and how hard it can fee; sometimes, this is despite trust being at the heart of every relationship, whether in our personal lives or at work. Perhaps alarmingly, 82% of people say they don’t trust their […]

Vulnerability in Leadership: More than just a buzzword?

It’s hard to imagine vulnerability being spoken about quite as much – or in the same way – in the past as it is today. Thirty, twenty or even ten years ago, it was almost always referenced in the context of a weakness, or ‘exposing our underbelly’. Sadly today, despite what we might say, it […]

Why Can Trust be So Hard?

And Why Should We Care about Answering the Question? Generally, in organisations and society, we don’t do too well with trust. Yet trust is at the heart of every relationship, and it’s especially critical in the workplace. In fact, the primary factor affecting employee turnover is whether or not a trusting relationship was developed between […]