You’ve Got Style! Understanding Safety Leadership Styles

safety-leadership styles: coerciveOne of the common misconceptions of newly minted front-line supervisors (and even some veteran leaders) is the false notion that leading people equally is the same as leading people fairly: “I want to be fair, so I just treat everyone the same.” While that sounds right on the surface, it’s actually a huge mistake. Because fairness is not about equality–it’s about equity.

About the Author

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.