Archives for October 2011

How to Build and Lead a Sustainable Safety Culture (Part 7)

Coaching Safety Engagements Think of a safety behavior or safety performance issue with someone in your organization that you probably need to address sometime soon. How will you go about handling that situation? What approach do you plan to use? And what do you think the outcome will be? On a percentage basis what’s the […]

How to Build and Lead a Sustainable Safety Culture (Part 6)

Developing Your “Leadership Presence” In our last video we looked in depth at leadership styles, and we concluded that although you have a preferred style, you’ll need to adopt other styles—or at least elements of them—to lead effectively in changing situations and with different types of employees. This is what leading situationally is all about. […]

How to Build and Lead a Sustainable Safety Culture (Part 5)

Leading a Safety Culture Think of one person you consider to be a good leader and complete the following statement: “I believe a leader is someone who _________________.” Be specific here; what exactly, in terms of things you can observe, makes this person a good leader? This is a good exercise for anyone looking to […]

How to Build and Lead a Sustainable Safety Culture (Part 4)

Communicating a Safety Culture Think for a minute about one person at work with whom you have a difficult time communicating. This could be a team member, a boss, or someone in a different department in the organization. But it should be someone you tend to clash with over ideas or ways to approach the […]

How to Build and Lead a Sustainable Safety Culture (Part 3)

  Developing and Delivering Safety-Leadership Training Rolling out a new safety program—especially when it entails a safety culture change—should never be done lightly or halfheartedly, because you always risk the danger of having it become the newest flavor of the month. And nothing puts an end to a culture change faster than a disorganized, non-committed, […]