Description: Real communication starts by understanding how people think and behave in response to our message. That entails that we adjust our leadership-communication style to maximize engagement and performance, and transfer ownership for safety to our employees. This e-book focuses on how to lead situationally, as well as how to identify and use your own personal safety-leadership styles to engage people in safety conversations. Use this e-book to determine what safety-leadership styles best fit different situations, and how best to communicate a safety culture to those who “just don’t seem to get it.”.
The new e-book can be accessed through our online store.
The “10 Things” collection is growing and we’ll steadily add more volumes to the series as needed. Here are some brief descriptions of the other e-books available so far:
10 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Turning Your Employees into Safety Leaders – $9.95 USD
One key to building a thriving safety culture is to ensure employees are leading it from the front lines. That requires that we build the necessary leadership capability into the front-lines and provide them with ample opportunities to lead it. This e-book provides ideas and insights for transferring ownership for a safety culture to those most at risk by developing their skills to lead safety meetings, by reinforcing their role in stop-work authority, and by building their abilities (and willingness) to coach the unsafe behaviors of their peers.
Currently our best seller, this e-book asks and answers questions like, How can you lead a safety revolution in your organization? What is a safety-leadership culture and how does it benefit you? What still holds us back from taking compliance to the level of culture? How do we effectively communicate safety so that people want to be safe and want to follow our message? And how do we improve the quality of our safety communication and safety engagements? This is a handy reference that will have you walking in the right direction to build a safety culture through safety leadership.
A practical e-book that asks and answers questions like, How do you–should you–coach safety performance and behaviors, safety engagements, safety meetings, and improvements to a safety leadership? How do you develop safety leaders and maintain a strong and sustainable safety-leadership culture? Training is a good start, but only post-training coaching can turn skills into real-world competencies. How do you enlist help and develop other coaches? This e-book will walk you step-by-step through how to do just that.
Some are certainly better than others, but most could still stand improvement. We’re referring to safety meetings and the way they’re conducted, in whatever form they may take or in whatever venue they may be held. All too often, meetings are read, not led as they should be. We are often far too tethered to our notes, our slides, our JSA forms, or our tailgate-meeting checklist to conduct a safety meeting that actually accomplishes the goal of raising safety awareness in the workforce. So what’s the best way to conduct these meetings? Here are ten tips on how to make your safety meetings more effective and engaging.
Whether you call them site visits, management walk-arounds, leadership walk-throughs, supervisor engagements, or something else, it’s imperative for purposes of leadership and relationship-building that you spend a significant amount of time with your workforce in their environment. But just visiting the plant, the line, the work site, or a field location in a random and unplanned way often results in missed opportunities to lead both personal safety and process safety. There’s a better way, and this e-book defines what that is.
Safety culture must ultimately be owned and led by the front lines, and for that to happen employees must be on board and fully engaged. It’s up to us as leaders to build levels of engagement in our employee population, and that is best done by understanding and implementing the drivers of engagement. Employees who are engaged perform at higher levels and and have a greater commitment to safe behaviors. They begin to think and behave like “owners,” and that impacts how they lead a safety culture in the company.
All of these e-books are are available in our safetyBUILT-IN Store.