Understanding Your Affiliative and Democratic Safety Leadership Styles

affiliative and democratice safety leadership stylesIn the past couple of issues of Recordable INSIGHTS we looked at the kinds of safety leadership styles we may want to use when we’re setting a new vision in place, when there’s a crisis situation at hand, or when we are dealing with new employees–or even problem employees!  Those two safety leadership styles (Coercive and Authoritative) are very good styles to use when providing direction; but they are not so good when we’re dealing with competent team members.  For that, we need to turn to two other styles: Affiliative and Democratic.

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.