Safe Enough to Soar by Frederick A. Miller audiobook

Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion, & Collaboration in the Workplace

By Frederick A. Miller  and Judith H. Katz
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Berrett-Koehler Publishers
1.82 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Some organizations pay a great deal of attention to ensuring the physical safety of their team members, but do the team members feel safe enough to speak up and raise tough concerns? Share bold and still-in-formation ideas? In this book, bestselling authors and inclusion experts Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz introduce the concept of “interaction safety” and demonstrate how it can help create a work environment of trust, inclusion, and collaboration. Interaction safety encourages reasonable risk-taking and inspires every individual to be brave enough to reach for higher goals and more ambitious possibilities. When interaction safety exists, people know they will not be penalized, ostracized, demoted, made small, discounted, or shunned because of their thoughts, contributions, and conversations. Individuals feel encouraged, empowered, and can achieve more together than they would alone. Miller and Katz provide a four-level model for assessing and increasing the interaction safety in organizations, illustrated by short scenarios taken from real-life situations. They offer concrete actions team members, leaders, and organizations can take to build and maintain a productive, collaborative, and innovative environment in which people do their best work individually and collectively. When interaction safety is a way of life, the energy people used to spend walking on eggshells, trying to get their ideas heard, navigating minefields, or avoiding those they distrust can instead be put towards doing their best work and winning bigger for the organization. With a culture of openness and true collaboration, both the organization and individuals can soar!

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Summary

Summary

Some organizations pay a great deal of attention to ensuring the physical safety of their team members, but do the team members feel safe enough to speak up and raise tough concerns? Share bold and still-in-formation ideas? In this book, bestselling authors and inclusion experts Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz introduce the concept of “interaction safety” and demonstrate how it can help create a work environment of trust, inclusion, and collaboration.

Interaction safety encourages reasonable risk-taking and inspires every individual to be brave enough to reach for higher goals and more ambitious possibilities. When interaction safety exists, people know they will not be penalized, ostracized, demoted, made small, discounted, or shunned because of their thoughts, contributions, and conversations. Individuals feel encouraged, empowered, and can achieve more together than they would alone.

Miller and Katz provide a four-level model for assessing and increasing the interaction safety in organizations, illustrated by short scenarios taken from real-life situations. They offer concrete actions team members, leaders, and organizations can take to build and maintain a productive, collaborative, and innovative environment in which people do their best work individually and collectively.

When interaction safety is a way of life, the energy people used to spend walking on eggshells, trying to get their ideas heard, navigating minefields, or avoiding those they distrust can instead be put towards doing their best work and winning bigger for the organization. With a culture of openness and true collaboration, both the organization and individuals can soar!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A workplace where people feel safe and valued—where they trust, care about, and listen to each other—isn't out of reach for any organization. Read Safe Enough to Soar and learn how to create a culture of support and respect that will inspire your people to perform at their highest level. I guarantee your company's bottom line will follow suit.”—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and Servant Leadership in Action“There is nothing more central to a high performing organization than trust in the workplace. Fred and Judith have given us a fantastic hands-on practical process to move any organization, no matter where it sits, toward that goal. Bravo!”—Jerry Greenfield, cofounder, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream“Not only is Safe Enough to Soar a practical road map that can enable any size organization to go from good to great; it is a blueprint to inspire any individual in your organization to sprout creative and collaborative wings and soar!”—Denise Cerreta, founder, One World Everybody Eats, and 2017 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year“Through real-life examples grounded in complex concepts, this book walks us through a path to be intentional about every interaction, resulting in teams engaging fully and working together for business breakthroughs. It puts in perspective how our efforts to be truly inclusive can enrich our relationships, interactions, and experiences, both personally and professionally.”—Rohini Anand, Global Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President,Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo“Trust. Inclusion. Collaboration. Beyond buzzwords, Fred and Judith outline a process by which organizations can tap into employees' best efforts and thinking. Safe Enough to Soar is an invitation for everyone to create environments at work that foster real engagement and contribution.”—Tony Bingham, President and CEO, Association for Talent Development “The true competitive advantage in today's gig economy and race to incorporate artificial intelligence into corporate business systems is to unleash the full potential of all human assets. Safe Enough to Soar unlocks the key to ineffective team interactions and presents a compelling concept of interaction safety that is the accelerant to effective change management and continuous improvement.”—Marty Belle, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Inclusion & Diversity, W. W. Grainger, Inc.“Written with clarity and generosity of spirit, this book is urgently needed to help leaders drive organizational success.”—Katrina S. Rogers, PhD, President, Fielding Graduate University“Accept the invitation of Fred and Judith to be safe enough to soar and learn about the journey to create safe interactions and trust in life and your organization. Their latest work reveals how to transform fear to safety and leverage conflict and disagreement into trust, opportunity, and improved organizational performance. This is a must-read for those seeking to tap the talent, knowledge, and commitment of the people in their organizations.”—James N. Baldwin, JD, EdD, President, Excelsior College“Through Safe Enough to Soar, we are now provided with direction and the context within which to apply the 4 Keys. The book offers a clear pathway through four levels of interaction safety, helping me visualize a route leading to interaction safety as a way of life.”—Andrew Van Breugel, General Manager and Operations Director, Salisbury Operations, Australia, Mayne Pharma International Pty. Ltd.“What a timely time . . . to prod and push us, aspirationally and pragmatically, to consider and to embrace a new level of connecting with each other to benefit individuals and organizations! Your competence and dedication across decades to create safe and powerful interactions for all is much appreciated.”—Joseph C. High, former Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, W. W. Grainger, Inc.“In today's challenging and ever-changing work environments, interaction safety is crucial for individuals and organizations to reach their full potential and soar. Fred and Judith provide a visionary and practical guide for how to achieve it as a way of life.”—Mary-Frances Winters, founder and CEO, The Winters Group, Inc.“Interaction safety levels bring to life the courageous journey people are on in society today. As businesses move to Level Four, skyrocketing employee engagement will drive out organizational waste, and businesses will see tremendous growth.”—Kathy Clements, former Vice President, Lean Six Sigma, Ecolab “Safe Enough to Soar seamlessly weaves together complex concepts of systems thinking, the business case for culture change, and neuroscience in a simple and engaging yet highly effective format.”—Deborah Dagit, Presid

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Author

Author Bio: Frederick A. Miller

Author Bio: Frederick A. Miller

Frederick A. Miller is CEO of the Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc., whose clients include many Fortune 100 companies, governmental agencies, and not-for-profits. He is coauthor with Judith H. Katz of The Inclusion Breakthrough and Be BIG. The authors were named Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners in 2011.

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Author Bio: Judith H. Katz

Author Bio: Judith H. Katz

Judith H. Katz is executive vice president of the Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc., whose clients include many Fortune 100 companies, governmental agencies, and not-for-profits. She is the coauthor with Frederick A. Miller of The Inclusion Breakthrough and Be BIG. The authors were named Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners in 2011.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 1.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English