Safe Enough to Soar offers essential, practical tools on how to be most effective at work and create strong organizations. It is also a beautiful guide to social change—that when we include the voices and strengths of all, we create a more just world.
Brave. Courageous. Willing to do what it takes to trust. These are words from Safe Enough to Soar that come to mind as I reflect on the levels of interaction safety that Judith and Fred offer us as a way to build this safety – to get to Level 1. Just yesterday in a diversity/equity/and inclusion session it became evident that interaction safety was not set and it created uproar and dysfunction. We sorted through it and good learning occurred by attendees to take back to their workplace, but we would have made even more progress if interaction safety at Level 1 was already in place. Safe Enough to Soar is much needed in today’s times. I know that for sure!
Safe Enough to Soar is written to address a topic never before discussed. Designed for organizational leaders, this book will help you learn how to create safety for employees in the marketplace.
This is a brilliant and desperately needed way to understand how social systems—organizations and even families—create the space for the freedom and self expression that we all need to thrive. It is clear that the world is making progress, but there is a lot farther to go. Thanks to Fred and Judith for bringing this out. It's now up to all of us to make it happen.
Interaction safety has never been more critical for the survival of today’s organizations. Judith and Fred capture the most important elements for creating a culture of interaction safety that lead to productive, agile, and innovative organizations.
Whether you are leading an effort or an employee wanting to contribute—Safe Enough to Soar is a must read. Judith and Fred give critical building blocks for creating a culture of interaction safety that lead to highly productive, innovative, and collaborative organizations.
Lincoln brilliantly framed the question which the best leaders try to answer daily. How do organisations best bring out “the better angels of our nature"? This book provides a fresh, compelling answer. "Safety" in organisational culture can unleash capabilities which no organisation can afford to not encourage in the new world of work.
How can individuals and organizations make it safe enough to realize their full potential? Fred and Judith provide a compelling response that deconstructs the mindsets that ultimately create a new way of being that has the potential to transform organizations. Safe Enough to Soar is the latest and most compelling response from two key thought leaders to contemporary challenges facing client systems.
A ground-breaking book for those aspiring to be inclusive leaders and team members.
A sense of belonging cannot be achieved without creating a safe environment for the expression diverse perspectives and interaction with those who bring counterpoints. Fred and Judith’s book bring these points home clearly and insightfully!
Understand how to recognize whether an organization’s environment fosters a lack of safety exists, how it might be unconsciously perpetuated by an organization’s culture, and how it is embodied by the behavior of individuals is where the real value of your book lies.
The book encouraged me to look at both my own behaviors and experiences, and my firm’s culture. It broadened my perspective by encouraging me to see them through a range of prisms and in the process helped me to understand how even a great culture can inadvertently create blockages to safe interactions. It has been humbling.
As a long-tenured organizational leader, experience has shown me that high individual and team performance is absolutely predicated on a safe work environment. Safe Enough to Soar provides a very practical approach with simple language that we can apply each day to create safety for ourselves and with our teams so we can do our best work together.
This book couldn’t come at a better time, the pace and size of change we are all facing today is a clear and present danger distracting us from our best selves.