A Three-Step Process for Better Safety Leadership Walkthroughs (Pt 2)

safety-leadership dialogueLast issue we looked at step #1 of a three-step process for conducting safety leadership walkthroughs, and that’s to prepare for the walkthrough ahead of time.  The second step is equally important, and that’s to engage them in conversation.

The three-step safety-leadership walkthrough process is:e-books-combined-3-store

Step 1: Prepare

Step 2: Engage

Step 3: Verify

Remember, engagement means we’re taking the time to have meaningful dialogue with them, and not just small talk.  Everything we’ve already covered about using open-ended questions and avoiding leading or closed-ended questions to get the most value out of our safety-leadership walkarounds applies here as well.

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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.

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