CAAL Podcast Series Episode #4: VUCA Environments and Psychological Safety - Dr Jemma King

By The Centre for Australian Army Leadership November 9, 2021

On this episode of the Australian Army Leadership Program podcast series, LTCOL Sam Padman is joined by his first non-uniformed guest, Dr. Jemma King, to discuss the need for leaders to be emotionally intelligent (EI). 

Dr. Jemma King is the founder of BioPsychAnalytics; a company specialising in advanced human performance optimisation. Dr. King has been a consultant to Defence, the AIS, the Olympic swim team and is a research fellow at UQ and a lecturer to Sydney Uni's MBA program. 

Their discussion focusses on EI leaders and their ability to understand themselves and the needs and wants of their people with this concept having its roots as far back as the cave man. The following topics will be discussed in greater detail:

- Understanding the neurobiology of effective teaming

- Establishing rapid trust and rapport and psychological safety

- Managing stress as a team in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environments

- What prohibits team cohesion and

- The top 5 factors to increase inter-team effectiveness.

Click on the link below to hear the full podcast.




The Centre for Australian Army Leadership

Formed in 2019 and based in Canberra, the Centre for Australian Army Leadership (CAAL) is the ‘centre of excellence’ developing leadership, character and ethics initiatives within the Australian Army. CAAL is responsible for delivering the Australian Army Leadership Program (AALP) across all promotion courses. Visit the RMC-A DPN page and find the CAAL tab for a range of leadership articles and videos for your next professional military education session. 

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.


I just wanted to provide feedback. Excellent podcast. Great content. Very relevant and useful stuff. Thanks. Tony Mackay.

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