Belief Trumps Behaviors in Safety Culture Leadership

beliefs trump behaviors in safety leadership

What is the focus of your safety message?  If a safety-culture initiative can be compared to a “body,” then the answer to this question is comparable to the heart.  Answer it incorrectly, and you’ll cut off the circulation to the veins of your initiative.  Answer it correctly, and the result will be a living organism with living cells that reproduce themselves.

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.