Episode 20

Creating a Culture of Wisdom

With Amy Edmondson
Episode 20

Creating a Culture of Wisdom

With Amy Edmondson

HBS Professor. Award-Winning Author. Keynote Speaker. One of HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinker in Human Resources.

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Amy's research sheds fresh light on how organizations can become wiser cultures through the adoption of her concepts on psychological safety and cross-boundary teaming within and between organizations—by enabling leaders to maximize learning and collaboration for high-performance, and driving organizational agility as needed to thrive in fast-paced, challenging, uncertain contexts. She has received numerous accolades including the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011 and was recently was ranked #3 (2019), and Most Influential International Thinker in Human Resources by HR Magazine.


  • Thank you Amy for bringing about the influence of family on what you are today. Before society focuses on outer development, our homes, the basic unit of society have to made very rich. Anuradha Khanna
  • Longing to be of service. Thank you Amy for your heartfelt messages today! Petra Nameth
  • Thank you Amy and Prof. Wadhwa for another great session. I really appreciate what you are doing through Intersections. Jonah Zimiles


She has authored several books including Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy, Teaming to Innovate, and A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R Buckminster Fuller. Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth, has been translated into 11 languages and has been deemed "a ground-breaking blueprint on creating a fear-free culture.” She is a highly sought-after speaker, regular contributor at numerous academic journals, and her research is often cited in prestigious magazines such as the Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, Forbes, New York Times and more.

In this episode of Intersections, we are joined by Amy to try answering the question: “What are the key skills to nurture psychological safeties in life and leadership?” She also shared her vision of creating open spaces for possibilities and learning with us.

“Psychological safety and courage are simply two sides of the same (immensely valuable) coin. Both are — and will continue to be — needed in a complex and uncertain world.”
Amy Edmondson

The episode “Creating a Culture of Wisdom” offers key insights on:

  • What are some of the key distinguishing factors between smart and dumb failures
  • Why people leave organizations and the risks of not listening to people
  • How to practice the art of asking good questions and when to ask Socratic questions

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