Fear is rampant on too many teams. People are afraid to make changes, afraid to voice their opinions and afraid of making mistakes, especially when it comes to production environments. The trouble is, fear kills performance. If you have a culture of fear, none of your fancy processes or practices will help you. Making people awesome isn’t possible if people are not safe. Safety is both a basic human need and a key to unlocking high performance. In this talk, I will share some practices for how by enabling feedback loops and low-risk releases make safety a prerequisite in your team.