Using Your “Leadership Presence” to Lead a Sustainable Safety Culture

Improving Safety Culture: What Safety Leaders Must BE, KNOW and DO | Call to Action!Last issue we looked at the ARE-KNOW-DO model of leadership (a.k.a. BE-KNOW-DO), which focuses on who you ARE as a leader, what you KNOW as a leader, and what you DO as a leader. How does all this apply to improving safety culture? What’s required of safety leaders to build and drive the culture in more effective ways? What are they required to BE; what’s important for them to KNOW; and what should they DO?

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.