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Create a Safe Space for Succession: How Psychological Safety Cultivates Leaders (#25)

Title: Create a Safe Space for Succession: How Psychological Safety Cultivates Leaders (#25)

In this episode of Safe Space Made Simple, Trace Hobson invites healthcare manager Caroline Veerman to share her insights on a critical issue faced by many clinical leaders and healthcare teams - the lack of proper succession planning when experienced leaders depart. Together, they explore the transformative power of psychological safety in cultivating a nurturing environment where natural leaders can emerge and thrive.

Key Points Discussed:

-The leadership succession vacuum - when leaders leave without a plan, increasing workloads for remaining staff.

-Fostering psychological safety to develop and empower new leaders within your team organically. Caroline's powerful story is about transforming an "unsafe" leader relationship by creating her own internal safe space.

-Reframing challenges as opportunities for growth - a mindset shift for leaders—practical inner work exercises to cultivate safety amid unsupportive environments.

-The importance of vulnerable leadership - admitting you don't have all the answers.

-Building relational equity and shared leadership to invite succession naturally.

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