Amy C. Edmondson studies people and teams seeking to make a positive difference through the work they do.

Why you should listen

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 creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Best known for her groundbreaking work on psychological safety in the workplace, Edmondson is the author of eight books and more than a hundred articles and case studies. She has been ranked by the biannual Thinkers50 global list of top management thinkers since 2011 (most recently number 1), and was selected as the number 1 most influential thinker in Human Resources by HR Magazine in 2019. Her book The Fearless Organization offers practical guidance for leaders of teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 15 languages. Her new book, Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well, will be released in September 2023.
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