20 September 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Amy Edmondson

World's #1 Management Thinker, HBS Professor

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. She’s a renowned expert on organizational learning and leadership and the #1 ranked thinker in the world by Thinkers50 (2021).

She studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning. Her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review.

Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization, offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 11 languages.

Creating a Fearless Organization

A keynote by Amy Edmondson

During her keynote at Nordic Business Forum 2022, Amy Edmondson will share her insights on topics such as:

  • Why and how psychological safety leads to high performance
  • How your leadership style affects your team
  • Why also bad ideas are a key ingredient of success

Insights on Her Keynote

We asked Amy for her thoughts about the upcoming keynote and event-theme future-focused leadership. Find out what she answered here.

Why Should You Listen to Her?

World’s #1 Management Thinker

Amy has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50, and currently, she is ranked as the #1 ranked thinker in the world (2021), after ranking as #3 in 2019. She has also been named the Most Influential International Thinker in Human Resources by HR Magazine.

Bestselling Author

Amy is the author of seven books and over 75 articles and case studies. Her articles have been published in numerous academic outlets, such as Academy of Management Journal and Harvard Business Review. In 2019, her book The Fearless Organization was listed on the Porchlight Business Best Seller list.

Pioneer in Psychological Safety

Amy is probably best known for her groundbreaking work on psychological safety in the workplace. She also studies teaming and organizational learning and is a world-renowned expert in those areas.

More From Amy Edmondson

Article, Podcast Episode, Interview


What Psychological Safety Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace – Harvard Business Review


Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace HBR IdeaCast


How to turn a group of strangers into a team – TED

Meet the other NBF2022 Speakers

Yuval Noah Harari

Historian, Philosopher, and Bestselling Author

The Most Important Skills for the Future of Work

Amy Edmondson

Professor at Harvard Business School

Creating a Fearless Organization

Rutger Bregman

Historian and Author of the Bestsellers Humankind and Utopia for Realists

The ROI of an Optimistic View on People

Erin Meyer

Co-author of the NYT Bestseller No Rules Rules and Professor at INSEAD

Developing a Culture of Innovation, Speed and Agility

Martin Lindstrom

Branding Expert and Bestselling Author

Building a Brand for 2030s

Jitske Kramer

Corporate Anthropologist, Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur

Building a Future Proof Corporate Tribe

Petter Stordalen

Investor, Hotel Owner, Property Developer, and Environmentalist

How I Lead My Brands Through Crisis

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Zoe Chance

Professor of Marketing at the Yale School of Management and Bestselling author of Influence Is Your Superpower

Matching Behaviors and Intentions

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Duncan Wardle

2022 Speaker Contest Winner, Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Embedding a Culture of Innovation into Everybody's DNA

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