A Word on Psychological Safety

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"Psychological Safety requires a great deal of compassion, sacrifice, forgiveness, patience, and soul-centered mastery."

Inely Cesna | October 10, 2020

'Psychological Safety' has become a popular term at work nowadays. It can be simply understood as a safe environment founded on trust, caring, and unconditional positive regard. It is certainly an important part of any organization, be it a family, a group, or a corporation.

My experience has been that each corporation has its own culture around Psychological Safety, which is very much determined by the 'style' of leadership coming from the top down in unspoken communication and unwritten rules.

In my career, the closer I came to the very top of the corporate ladder, the more I observed very unclear boundaries of 'Psychological Safety.' The energy amongst CEOs, presidents, and corporate owners can become so intense that Psychological Safety may seem almost nonexistent due to their tremendous level of caring, engagement, and passion for the business (especially in family-owned businesses), and also because they too feel unsafe and vulnerable in a marketplace that was never meant to be safe.

It is difficult for anyone, but especially for leaders, to balance their passionate engagement with caring consideration for others. It requires a great deal of compassion, sacrifice, forgiveness, patience, and soul-centered mastery. This is exactly why it is so important for leaders to be equipped with emotional, mental, and spiritual tools that address these areas of human development.

Through the Institute For Next Level Leadership, I integrate my corporate/legal expertise with my psychological/spiritual training to develop programs that promote culture change and support more effective and benevolent leadership.

Our programs' foundation is to serve as an incubator for the leaders' evolution in consciousness, providing them with tools to exercise effective, compassionate, and result-oriented leadership within an environment of psychological safety that reflects the leader's own inner clarity.