Protected: “Setting the Pace” for Your Safety Management Plan

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Changing a Safety Culture Starts with … YOU

The Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Everyone wants to change the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  This quote is a useful starting point for anyone in a leadership role trying to bring about deep organizational change, such as creating a safety culture.  Too often we set out with clarity about how we […]

Protected: Understanding Your Affiliative and Democratic Safety Leadership Styles

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Criticism or Advice? Some Tips for Coaching Safety-Leadership Behaviors

We often hear the phrase “constructive criticism” used for coaching or feedback. But there’s really no such thing; criticism is criticism. The word is defined as “the act of passing judgment,” and that’s what it’s about in the mind of the receiver: “He’s judging my performance negatively.” Consequently, the receiver tends to tune out to […]

Protected: Understanding Your Authoritative Safety Leadership Style

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