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The Hidden Costs of Stressed-Out Workers

Companies often don’t realize how much they pay for lost time and productivity from unhealthy workplace dynamics. But there are ways to lower the stress level. By :Jeffrey Pfeffer

The workplace poison that could be costing you talent and money

Every workplace environment has its pros and cons, but there’s a fear lurking in the professional world which can become detrimental to overall company performance. Amy Edmonson, Harvard professor and author of “The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth,” says that the fear of speaking up can stifle … Continued

Leaders gather for conference planning sessions

Plans for a summit to develop a vision for Cleveland’s future got underway on Thursday, Dec. 13, with a working session that David Cooperrider, a professor at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, called a “cooperative and inclusive effort to help build trust and develop a shared vision for Cleveland’s future.”

What happens when CEOs have too much power

In recent weeks, we’ve seen how concentrated power and a lack of diverse perspectives on corporate boards can cause systemic blind spots in organizations and lead them into avoidable crises.

Why CEOs Should Adopt A Triple Bottom-line

With the US midterm elections just in the rear view mirror, domestic political activism and social consciousness are not surprisingly at peak levels.. Individuals are obviously energized, but so are companies. For instance, more than 135 employers including Cava, Walmart, Levi Strauss & Co, Tyson Foods, and Patagonia, have launched campaigns to promote civic engagement … Continued

What psychological safety is not

As more and more consultants, managers, and other observers of organizational life are talking about psychological safety, the risk of misunderstanding what the concept is all about has intensified. Here are some common misconceptions, along with clarifications.

How Fearless Organizations Succeed

Amy Edmondson describes three steps leaders can take to create psychological safety, the prerequisite for greater innovation and growth.

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