Nina Sunday is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conference speaker, author, certified virtual presenter, workshop leader, Brainpower Training founder, and publisher of the book “Workplace Wisdom,” For 9 to Thrive. She has hosted the podcast “Manage Self, Lead Others.” In this expert insight interview, Nina discusses “high-performing teams leading from the front.”
This Expert Insight Interview Discusses:
- What is Self-leadership, and how should you manage it?
- Middle managers as leadership
- Understand the concept of psychological safety.
Art of Leading High-Performing Teams From the Front
Today’s leaders face numerous competing demands. High-performing teams communicate more and form stronger bonds with their coworkers. With many businesses unsure about the future of in-person work, it is more important than ever to identify how to cultivate high-performing teams and invest in management best practices to help teams thrive at work, whether they are in the office, fully remote, or hybrid.
During the pandemic, the highest-performing teams discovered subtle ways to leverage social connections to fuel their success.
Concept of Psychological Safety
Psychological safety is the notion that you will not be punished for expressing ideas, questions, concerns, or errors. The absence of psychological safety at workplaces has serious business consequences. First of all, no one feels confident discussing failed initiatives, and the company is ill-prepared to avoid failure.
The beginning of a psychologically safe workplace is a sense of belonging. When team members feel psychologically safe, they are more likely to ask for help, admit mistakes, raise concerns, suggest ideas, and challenge ways of working and the ideas of others on the team, including those in authority. Creating psychological safety not only improves organizational outcomes but it is also the ethical thing to do.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.