Safety Leadership Walkthroughs: Causes of Missed Opportunities (Part 3)

Safety Leadership Walkthrough Questions“Everything going okay here?”  “Things going as planned?”  “Not having any problems, are we?”  Can you guess what all these questions have in common?  Well, if you guessed that all of them are examples of closed-ended questions, you’d be right, but only half right.

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Eric Svendsen

Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.


  1. There was a Spanish rock band (Héroes del Silencio) that sang in one of their songs:
    “Formulas preguntas con semilla de respuesta” which means “You ask questions with the answer seed included”. I think it ilustrates perfectly the idea.

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