Episode 5

Published on:

25th Jun 2024

The Power of Psychological Safety with Shed Shedletzky: Creating Trust, Innovation, and Growth in the Workplace

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In this enlightening episode, we explore the critical role of psychological safety in fostering a thriving work environment. Stephen "Shed" Shedletzky shares insights from his experiences and collaborations with thought leaders like Simon Sinek, delving into the importance of creating a space where employees feel safe to speak up and contribute. From understanding the distinction between visionaries and leaders to the power of play in driving innovation, Shed offers practical strategies for building trust and ensuring the workplace is a place full of opportunities for growth, not surprises. Tune in to discover how cultivating psychological safety can lead to enhanced creativity, trust, and overall organizational success.

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Episode Highlights:

01:15 - You Gotta Meet Shed

05:45 - Simon Sinek

09:15 - Psychological Safety

17:00 - Performance Review Not a Performance Surprise

20:20 - The Power and Immediacy of Play

25:00 - Visionaries vs Leaders

29:15 - The Golden Circle

34:25 - The Speak Up Culture

38:15 - When Your Team ISN’T Safe to Speak

45:15 - Trust is An Interesting Thing

46:50 - When an Employee ISN’T Safe to Speak

55:10 - Leadership is a Life Feeding or Life Depleting Line of Work

01:00:10 - Connect with Shed


About the Podcast

Dive deep into the applicable neuroscience of becoming a better communicator, influencer, and leader.
René Rodriguez takes the neuroscience and psychology behind our behaviors, simplifies it, and combines that with an acute understanding of self-awareness, emotions, storytelling, body language, and more to help each of us better deliver our ideas to others. The result is the ability to enhance our message delivery and connect with our audience whether that audience is one person in front of you, 100, or 1,000 and up. And in the process, we influence outcomes and improve our lives by having a greater impact on the world.

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Rene Rodriguez

For over two decades, René has been researching and applying behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. He has also trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neurology methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.