An Introduction to Mental Toughness and Psychological Safety #BITESIZE
Doug Strycharczyk is viewed as a rock star in the Mental Toughness world. He has pioneered the application of the mental toughness to a wide variety of sectors. He’s seen as one of the leading authorities worldwide on the application of the 4Cs Mental Toughness model, Doug works in the Occupational, Educational, Social Work, Sports and Health settings in more than 80 countries.
He’s the CEO for AQR International and an experienced author who has contributed to a number of books that look at developing mental toughness and resilience with individuals and at an organisational level, with youngsters through to leaders. The development of psychometric tests are also a feature of Doug’s work.
Doug Strycharczyk Books: Developing Mental Toughness, Developing Employability and Enterprise, Developing Resilient Organisations, Developing Mental Toughness in Young People
Today I chat with a leading authority for Mental Toughness, Doug Strycharczyk, where I share a short bite from a conversation that we had about psychological safety and its relationship with Mental Toughness. Doug goes on to introduce psychological safety which is highly relevant for those involved in teams or organisations.
Key Learning Points:
- It’s worth checking out the work of Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson who is an expert on psychological safety.
- Amy Edmondson describes psychological safety as creating a climate where people are encouraged to take risks and that they don’t feel the need to censor themselves before talking.
- People are happy to ask questions and make their contributions without fear of criticism.
- A psychologically safe environment nurtures mutual trust, support and respect.
- Leaders are often more mentally tough than many of their employees therefore being self-aware is critical so that they communicate more effectively.
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