Achieving Safety Excellence: Tips for Enhancing Your Safety Leadership Presence

Achieving Safety Excellence: Tips for Enhancing Your Safety Leadership Presence | Call to Action!There are many things that we can do and should do to enhance our leadership presence when communicating a safety message, especially if that message is directed toward groups of people whom we have tasked with achieving safety excellence. Oftentimes when leading safety communication, the leader is simply not loud enough, or confident enough, or passionate enough about his or her message; or worse, comes across as uncommitted to that message.

But if our audience can’t hear our safety message—or is straining to hear us over another noise source—they can’t act on that message and the goal of achieving safety excellence will likely not be met. And if they detect a lack of confidence, passion or commitment toward our own safety message, they’ll simply dismiss the message.  Their level of commitment will rise no higher than your own.  Here are a few tips that will help you avoid those pitfalls when communicating safety.

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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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