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Psychological Safety was last modified: September 16th, 2022 by Stern Strategy Group

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Management Expert and HR Executive Who Looks at Work from the Perspective of Employees, and Who Uses His Knowledge of Team Engagement, Strengths-Based Leadership and the Performance Feedback Process to Help People and Teams Thrive; Former Senior Vice President of HR, Cisco; Former Chief Learning Officer for Leadership and Professional Development, Deloitte; Author, “Nine Lies About Work” and “The Problem With Change” (May 2024)

Leadership / Strategy / Company Culture / Executive Education / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Organizational Learning Expert Who Helps Teams and Companies Innovate, Integrate and Perform Better With a Focus on Team Climates and Psychological Experiences at Work; Professor of Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 2023 Thinkers50 Radar Shortlist

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Health Care & Medicine / Strategy / Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Women Speakers & Advisors / New To Stern
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Leading Happiness and Well-Being Researcher Who Helps Individuals and Organizations Build Social Connections at Work; Expert on Optimizing the Use of Time, Money, Technology and Carbon to Enhance Happiness; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia; 2019 TED Curator’s Pick; Co-Creator, “Happy Climate” Workshop; Co-Author, “Happy Money”

Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Neuroscience / Leadership / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Psychological Safety / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Inspirational Speakers / New To Stern
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Award-Winning Authority on Leadership and Organizational Behavior Helping Executives Foster Workplace Courage and Psychological Safety While Implementing Effective Communication Strategies; Professor, Darden School of Business and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia; Author, “Choosing Courage” (2021)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Navigating Uncertainty / Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Communication Strategy / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Globally Recognized Leader on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Intersectionality Expert Using Big Vision and Practical Takeaways to Build Safe, Healthy, Sustainable Work Culture; Journalist, Consultant and DEI Strategist; Founder, Global IDEA

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Future of Work / Experiential Programs / New To Stern
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Social Psychologist Who Helps Individuals, Teams and Leaders Understand the Roots of Inequality in Society, Gain a Greater Sense of Self and Interact in Ways That are Constructive, Supportive and Purposeful; Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Co-Director, Stanford Institute On Race; Author, “Selfless” (2023)

Neuroscience / Leadership / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Future of Work / Strategy / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Must-Read Books / New To Stern
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Leadership Coach and Authority on Psychological Safety and Empowering Employees to Speak Truth to Power; Renowned Educator, Researcher and Consultant on Mindfulness and Diversity in the Workplace; Author, “Speak Up” (2019) and “Mind Time” (2018); Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, Oxford University; Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult Business School; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

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Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; #1 Ranked Management Thinker in the World, Thinkers50; Bestselling Author, “The Fearless Organization” and “Right Kind of Wrong” (September 2023)

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Innovation & Design / Future of Work / Navigating Uncertainty / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Communication Strategy / Trust & Empathy / Must-Read Books / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

Expert on Persuasion and Decision-Making; Leverages Behavioral Economics to Help People & Do Business Better; Professor, Yale School of Management; Bestselling Author, “Influence is Your Superpower” (2022)

Persuasion & Negotiation / Marketing, Branding & Sales / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Founders & Practitioners / TED Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Psychological Safety / Executive Education
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Leading Authority on Stress, Well-Being and Optimal Aging; Corporate Advisor Who Teaches Leaders How to Apply Research-Backed Science to Scalable Interventions that Bolster Organizational Resilience; Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vice-Chair for Adult Psychology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Aging, Metabolism and Emotions Center; Author, New York Times Bestseller “The Telomere Effect” (2017) and “The Stress Prescription” (2022)

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Foremost Expert on the Psychology of Harnessing Fear and Cultivating Courage; Award-Winning Neuroscientist Uncovering Mechanisms for Increasing Empathy and Altruism; Director, Georgetown University’s Laboratory on Social and Affective Neuroscience; Award-Winning Author, “The Fear Factor” (2017)

Company Culture / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Health Care & Medicine / Neuroscience / Communication Strategy / Inspirational Speakers / Women Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers / Must-Read Books
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Authority on Calm, Confident Conflict Resolution, Healthy Communication and Positive Relationships at Work; Author, “Getting Along” (September 2022) and “The HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict” (2017); Co-Host, Women at Work Podcast; Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review

Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Must-Read Books / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Founders & Practitioners / Communication Strategy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Neuroscience / Executive Education
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Acclaimed Psychological Safety, Organizational Learning, and Health Care Management Scholar Focused on Helping Leaders Foster an Agile Culture of Innovation, Problem-Solving and Teamwork; Qualitative and Quantitative Field Researcher Who Studies the Dynamics of People Working Together Primarily in Health Care Settings but Also in Other Settings; Associate Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Health Care & Medicine / Innovation & Design / Leadership / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Wellness & Well-Being

Award-Winning Inclusion Strategist Who Guides Leaders on the Path to Creating Diverse Teams and Inclusive Cultures; Founder and CEO, Candour; Thinkers50 Radar List; Bestselling Author, “Inclusion on Purpose” (2022)

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Award-Winning Educator and Renowned Expert on Leadership, Being a Great Boss, and Inclusion; Researcher of Unconscious Bias and Psychology of Good People; A Top-Rated Professor, New York University Stern School of Business; Professor of Management and Organizations; Bestselling Author, “The Person You Mean to Be” and “A More Just Future”

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Company Culture / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Executive Education / Experiential Programs / TED Speakers / Inspirational Speakers / Must-Read Books / Moderators / Women Speakers & Advisors
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Innovative Global Executive Who Helps Leaders Leverage Emerging Technology to Accelerate Organizational Growth; Business Strategy and Human Resources Expert; Chairman, Abercrombie & Fitch; Senior Advisor, Blackstone; Chairman and Co-Owner, Leyton Orient Football Club; Bestselling Author, “The Challenge Culture”

Company Culture / Strategy / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Psychological Safety / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Internationally Recognized Authority on Building Institutional Trust and Moral Leadership; Expert Who Helps Leaders Understand the Impacts of Layoffs on Individuals and Organizations; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (July 2021); Former Corporate Executive Specializing in Business Process Improvement; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

Trust & Empathy / Leadership / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Strategy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Future of Work / Experiential Programs / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Founders & Practitioners
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Leadership Development Authority with Expertise in Crisis Management, Dual-Career Couples and Gender Balance in the Workplace; Award-Winning Researcher and Organizational Performance Expert; Professor and Director of the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, INSEAD; Author, “Couples That Work” (2019)

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Authority on Value-Based Leadership and Experiential Learning Who Helps Managers Craft Workplaces That Foster Sustainable Performance, Vital Culture and Well Being; Award-Winning Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD; Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023, Thinkers50; Past Chair Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, World Economic Forum

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Leading Authority on Social Norms and Norm Change, Individual and Social Network-Wide Behavioral Change, and the Reduction of Prejudice and Conflict; 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Professor, Princeton University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Customer Experience & Consumer Behavior / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy
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Visionary Authority on the Future of Work and Company Culture Who Helps Leaders Navigate the Evolving Labor Landscape and Evaluate Organizational and Individual Value In the Age of AI; Pioneering Researcher and Expert on Remote and Hybrid Work, Designing Effective Jobs, Social Psychology and Human Dynamics; INSEAD Professor and Former Area Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Unit

Future of Work / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Psychological Safety / Company Culture / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Trust & Empathy / Strategy / Innovation & Design / Emerging Technology / Digital Transformation, Information Technology & Data Analytics / Business Model Innovation / International Speakers & Advisors / TED Speakers
Constance Hadley

Authority on Team Dynamics Who Helps Leaders Foster a Culture of Psychological Safety and Well-Being in the Workplace; Expert on Leadership Strategies and Processes for Building Collaborative, Resilient Organizations in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments; Founder and Chief Scientist, The Institute for Life at Work; Former Consulting Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab; Management and Organizations Research Associate Professor, Questrom School of Business, Boston University; Board Member, Higher Ambition Leadership Alliance; Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024

Psychological Safety / Leadership / Hybrid Work & Work From Home / Wellness & Well-Being / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Company Culture / Future of Work / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Trust & Empathy / Persuasion & Negotiation / Women Speakers & Advisors / Experiential Programs / Executive Education

Acclaimed Journalist and Corporate Advisor Whose Work is at the Intersection of Diversity, Technology, Trust and the Workplace; Groundbreaking Researcher Revealing How to Unlock Value By Empowering Employees to Be Their Whole Selves at Work; Bestselling Co-Author, “The Power of Trust” (2021) and Author, “The Cycle” (2024); Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School; Former Reporter, Fortune Magazine; Former Financial Analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department; Thinkers50 Radar List (2022)

Trust & Empathy / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Company Culture / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Leadership / Future of Work / Psychological Safety / Communication Strategy / Founders & Practitioners / Women Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books

Global Authority on Leading Innovation and Navigating Transitions by Harnessing the Power of Inquiry to Creatively Solve Problems; Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management; Co-Founder, The Innovator’s DNA; Innosight Fellow; Award-Winning Author, “Questions Are the Answer” (2018); Co-Author, “The Innovator’s DNA” (Updated 2019); Named Among the Top 50 Management Thinkers in the World in 2023 and 2021, Thinkers50

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McKinsey Award-Winning Author, Engaging Speaker and Renowned Executive Educator Who Shows Leaders New Ways to Shape Successful Organizations Today; Named Among the Most Influential Living Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 Five Times; Director of London Business School’s Leadership Program for Senior-most Executives

Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Emerging Technology / Women Speakers & Advisors / Future of Work / International Speakers & Advisors / Must-Read Books / Longevity & Aging / Moderators / Company Culture / Psychological Safety / Founders & Practitioners / Executive Education
Nava Ashraf

Evidence-Based Behavioral Economist and Field Researcher Helping Organizations Improve Workforce Performance and Employee Satisfaction by Evaluating the Impact of Policies, Practices and Incentives; Pioneering Authority on the Concept of Altruistic Capital; Expert on Gender Economics, Family Economics, Diversity and Inclusion, and Workplace Dynamics; Inaugural Director of Research, Marshall Institute; Co-Director, Psychology and Economics Program, STICERD; Founding Director of the Altruistic Capital Lab and Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Wellness & Well-Being / Company Culture / Trust & Empathy / Women Speakers & Advisors / Psychological Safety / Sustainability, Purpose & Climate Solutions / Executive Education
RAWI ABDELAL

Foremost Authority on Geopolitical Trends Affecting Businesses, Economies, Supply Chains and Social Structures; Transformative Strategist and Advisor Helping Leaders Position Their Organizations for a Sustainable Future; Former Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies: Award-winning Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School

Policy & Government / Leadership / Human Resource Management & Talent Development / Economics, Capitalism, Geopolitics & Globalization / Asia: Business, Geopolitics & Society / Future of Work / Financial Services / Navigating Uncertainty / Psychological Safety / Trust & Empathy / Supply Chain Management / Executive Education