PPP 352 | How to Build Psychologically Safe Relationships With People Who Are Different From You

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Psychological Safety on Project Teams

It is likely not a new idea to you that there are so many benefits to our projects and our teams when we foster a culture of psychological safety. The idea of psychological safety is straightforward. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Because of that, I’m always on the lookout for resources that can help us make progress on developing trusting relationships on teams and in organizations.

In this episode, I’m excited to introduce you to LaTonya Wilkins, author of a book entitled Leading Below the Surface: How to Build Real (and Psychologically Safe) Relationships with People Who Are Different from You.

In this episode, LaTonya will talk about her notion of a below the surface leader and how that’s different from being a surface leader. She’ll talk about the Terrible Three and how they can get in the way of us seeking to be a below the surface leader. Before we’re done today, you’ll understand how bridging and micro-habits can help us on this journey. And LaTonya will share some ideas about how to be a below the surface leader when you’re working in a culture that is far more comfortable at the surface level.

Learn more about LaTonya and her book at LaTonyaWilkins.com.

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