Psychological Safety


Understanding Self-Control

Self-control, while a commonly used word, is one of the most difficult skills to master. Solo Learning and BlueEQ™ defines self-control as the ability to control emotions and show restraint over impulses, especially under stress. Elie Wiesel, renowned author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, stated, “Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”

As the third of five skills associated with emotional intelligence, self-control challenges nearly everyone. It seems, across the board, that self-control is clearly identifiable but difficult to obtain. However, to create a psychologically safe environment, this skill must be mastered. Here are a few concrete tips to put into practice that will help cultivate self-control in stressful situations without delay.

Three Tips to Develop Stronger Self-Control:


Psychological Safety in the Office

Leadership Development and the Role of Psychological Safety

Leadership development that promotes psychological safety is rapidly becoming an essential need in all companies. What is psychological safety? To summarize, it is a shared belief that it is safe to discuss ideas, experiment, take risks, give feedback, and learn from mistakes. Overall, it promotes a healthy company culture and individual accountability. In fact, research shows that psychological safety is the number-one factor in having a successful team. (more…)

Defining Leadership Development

Defining Leadership Development: The Technical Definition

According to BusinessDictionary, defining leadership development is as follows:
“Teaching of leadership qualities, including communication, ability to motivate others, and management, to an individual to an individual who may or may not use the learned skills in a leadership position.”

However, this definition does not cover all of what leadership development must encompass.

What is Missing?

Simply offering or encouraging leadership training is not leadership development. Growth often comes to a halt when the training stops. This is a problem because, after all, training itself is merely a beginning. Learning is a continuous growth process; there is no ending point. (more…)

BlueEQ Workshop

Solo Learning and BlueEQ Team Up to Promote Psychological Safety in the Workplace

HOUSTON, TX – Jan. 16, 2018 – Solo Learning and BlueEQ ™ are pleased to announce their strategic partnership designed to help companies create psychological safety in the workplace.  Solo Learning, an expert in corporate learning and leadership development, and BlueEQ ™, the organization behind the world’s most accurate, comprehensive, and powerful emotional intelligence self-assessment and workshop, are integrating their expertise to present an overall, holistic approach to employee development, retention, and overall satisfaction.     (more…)

harassment metoo

Workplace Harassment: The #MeToo Effect

Sunday, January 7, 2018, celebrities from every part of the entertainment industry showed their support for the #MeToo movement, breaking the silence on sexual harassment and assault, by wearing black to the 75th annual Golden Globe awards ceremony. For too long people have been afraid to speak out about harassment and felt forced to remain silent due to threatened repercussions. But now, the nation is rallying to put an end to this fear of speaking up. We are determine to find a way to create and maintain safe environments in corporate America. This being said, the importance of a psychologically safe workplace is more prevalent than ever before. Solo Learning and BlueEQ™ define psychological safety as; “a shared belief that it’s safe to discuss ideas, experiment, take risks, give feedback, and learn from mistakes.” (more…)