Holding space for something beautiful

Chapter 9. Change. Decision Making part 4

What happens if leaders and other participants don’t want to spend the time creating psychological safety?

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Part 1: Deciding as a system not as individuals
Part 2: How to facilitate group decision-making
Part 3: Creating a safe space, equality, and diversity
Part 4: This page
Part 5: Creating purpose, enabling constraints and inviting the right people
Part 6: Coming soon…

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
John Quincy Adams

In this short video, I cover what happens when there is a reluctance to spend the necessary time to build safe spaces (or containers) for people to work together.

Diversity and Inclusion is a prerequisite for building workspace where we can leverage the power of everyone. This takes time and effort and a deep look at why people felt excluded in the first place. If we don’t do this, it is the same old status quo all over again.

This video gives a few techniques you can use to move forwards when others just want to ‘get on with the real work’, even though you know safety is the real work!

Important learning:

  • Believe in what you are doing
  • Show up as an equal
  • Explicitly design spaces are better than you trying to hold them under the radar

See previous videos on techniques for creating the spaces.

More videos to come soon.

Part 1: Deciding as a system not as individuals
Part 2: How to facilitate group decision-making
Part 3: Creating a safe space, equality, and diversity
Part 4: This page
Part 5: Creating purpose, enabling constraints and inviting the right people
Part 6: Coming soon…

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