In Part 1 of this two part video series, Boysen Hodgson, Communications Director of the ManKind Project pointed out that Google did a two year study to examine what makes an effective team. The answer, psychological safety. He shared his story of how derogatory names directed at his sexuality led him to quit singing on stage because it didn't feel psychologically safe for him to continue singing. He went on to point out that many men are dying earlier or experiencing depression, alcoholism, are guilty of domestic violence and more due to lack of psychological safety.
In part two of this video series, Boysen says that men can join the ManKind Project or other organizations to grow their ability to experience psychological safety and to develop tools for listening, processing hard emotions and working through conflict in the world. He shares that the benefits of making this effort include:
- More effective teams at work.
- Impacting the bottom line positively at work.
- Creating more partnership with others.
- Contributing to everyone thriving.
Additionally, Boysen shares that he personally does makes the effort because it feels good and better in his body as a father and as a man to be alive and fully embodied, to play and to share the parts of himself that he didn't share in the past and to invite emotional intelligence with his daughters. He indicates it benefits him, his neighborhood and community. Click on the video above for more.
This discussion panel takes place in front of an audience made up of corporate leaders from organizations including Microsoft, Ebay, PwC, PG&E, Genentech, Hanson Bridgett, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Visa and more.
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