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Why Smart Leaders Make Intelligent Failures

Why Smart Leaders Make Intelligent Failures

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Aug 28, 2023


ICYMI: In an article last month, Jeffrey Cohn, host of the Imperfect Leaders podcast, details lessons from his interview with Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson. He explains how leaders can cultivate psychological safety, and why it should inspire intelligent risk-taking.

Discussions of psychological safety have become nearly ubiquitous in organizational life, but scarcely any leaders know how to operationalize it. "[I]t turns out that very few leaders actually understand why psychological safety is a prerequisite for success, much less how to embed it into their organization's culture," Cohn writes.

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