eBook Safe Enough to Soar, 1st Edition

  • Frederick A. Miller
  • Judith Katz
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  • ISBN-10: 1523098074
  • ISBN-13: 9781523098071
  • DDC: 658.3
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Many people feel unsafe in work interactions. They hold back, hesitate, and make themselves smaller out of fear of ridicule or retribution. The lack of safety is why new ideas and new people often don’t succeed in today’s organizations, and directly contributes to high stress levels. Often, people have the skills they need to do their best work and the ideas to solve problems but lack the safety to apply them. This book describes what constitutes a safe environment and the actions—by both leaders and team members—necessary to create safe, collaborative, inclusive workplaces. It identifies the mindsets and behaviors that create hostile work environments and block collaboration, engagement, partnership, and acceptance of new ideas and new people. It provides a step-by-step process that will enable individuals to innovate and collaborate. When people feel safe to act and interact, they step up, speak up, and fully engage…and they and their organizations spread their wings and soar.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Safe Enough to Soar.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Welcome to Safe Enough to Soar.
Introduction: Do You Feel Safe Enough to Soar?.
1: On Your Own.
2: Lip Service.
3: Islands of Safety.
4: Way of Life.
An Invitation: Are You Ready?.
Appendix I Seven Steps to Creating Interaction Safety.
Appendix II Assessment.
About the Authors.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.