Safety Leadership: It’s Not Just for the (en)Titled

When creating a safety leadership culture we tend to focus on building leadership capability in those who have official management titles in the organization and who supervise people.  That’s important to do, but it would be a mistake to leave it at that.

Safety Coaching the Tough Situations

We’ve looked at how to use the G.R.O.W. model for safety coaching performance and behaviors.  But sometimes the situation you are coaching is dire and calls for a more forceful approach.  In those cases, we’ll still use the G.R.O.W. model, but we’ll modify it to fit the occasion.  As with any coaching session, we’ll still […]

Safety Leadership Coaching: Tying it All Together

Over the past few videos we’ve looked at how to coach safety leadership behaviors and performance; and we looked at how to do that using the G.R.O.W. coaching model.  Here are some key summary points for getting this to work for you. First, accentuate the positive.  Remember to praise what they did well before suggesting […]

Paving the Way Forward: Safety Leadership Coaching – Step 4

You’ve identify the goal, you’ve evaluated the reality, and you’ve even generated options for improvements.  And, if you did this right, you’ve pared down the list to a few actionable items and transferred ownership for improvements to the person you’re coaching.  So now you’re ready for the final step in the coaching process; to pave […]

Transferring Ownership for Improvements: Safety Leadership Coaching – Step 3

We’ve been looking at how to coach improvements in a safety leadership culture, and so far we’ve covered the first two steps of the G.R.O.W. coaching process; namely, identify the goal and evaluate the reality.  The next step in the process is to generate options for improvements.  To do that, you’ll need to ask questions […]