What is interpersonal risk?

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Amy Edmondson (Author & Professor, Harvard Business School)

Amy Edmondson talks about the concept of interpersonal risk and the part it plays in organizational success. She discusses how leadership can lessen individual risk and make staff members more likely to fully participate in the teaming process and less afraid of making a mistake or being rejected.


About Author

Amy Edmondson

Author & Professor, Harvard

Amy is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. She has written numerous articles for Harvard Business Review and four books including Teaming and the forthcoming, The Fearless Organization (November 2018; Wiley). Her awards include the 2018 Sumantra Ghoshal Award for Rigor and Relevance in the Study of Management and the 2017 Thinkers50 Talent Award. She received her PhD in organizational behavior, her Master’s in psychology, and her Bachelor’s in engineering and design from Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Jennifer Crumpton

Jennifer Crumpton

Sarder TV Anchor, Author & Media Professional

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