Edmondson, Amy

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2021 Conference Speaker

Amy Edmondson, the esteemed psychologist who coined the term psychological safety, will be leading our final day of conference. Today, we all need psychological safety to process our ongoing pandemic traumas, turning them into our best creative acts. Amy is a professor at Harvard Business School, who put psychological safety onto the map in leadership and healthcare, will give us her latest insights.


Amy Edmondson

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the betterment of society. Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, receiving the organization’s Breakthrough Idea Award in 2019, and Talent Award in 2017. She studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning. Her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets. Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2019), offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 11 languages. Before her academic career, she was Director of Research at Pecos River Learning Centers, where she worked on transformational change in large companies. Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology, and AB in engineering and design from Harvard University.


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