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Defining mistakes, failures & disasters

Complex safety features may contribute to dire consequences
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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In Megan McArdle’s new book, “The UP Side of DOWN — Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success,” she focuses on failures and how individuals react to failures that occur to them and to others.


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Why do we break the rules?

Short-cutters get work done and praise from managers
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Why do employees break the rules? Let me take the liberty to focus on reasons that appear to be surfacing more often today according to my experiences


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How safety professionals can survive the shrinking middle class

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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On April 30th, Dave Johnson published an ISHN blog post entitled, Can the safety and health profession survive the demise of the middle class?1 I was curious about the question and offered the following response.


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The power of purpose, priority & productivity

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Gary Keller provides insight into how leaders can draw upon a natural rhythm within us to implement our ONE Thing and achieve extraordinary results. These are purpose, priority, and productivity.


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Become less stressed and more productive

Ask yourself the “Focusing Question”
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Did you reflect on the “six lies” between you and success I wrote about in April ISHN pgs 18-19?


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Puncturing 6 common work-related myths

Life’s lies that lead you off the path
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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With organizations reducing the size of their workforce and the continual march of Baby Boomers into retirement, those remaining are finding they are not only doing their job, but also tasks of their departed co-worker’s job.


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What “One Word” captures your safety needs?

It’s an examination in self-reflection—for both top leaders and employees
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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My friend and colleague, Dan Rockwell, introduced his blog followers to a little book that will not only change your personal life, but might have a demonstrable impact on your safety program.


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20 tips for being a corporate diplomat

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Essentially all managers know the likelihood of going to jail for safety violations is practically zero.


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You’ve been promoted to manage, now what?

Once they like you, the cats you herd are good companions
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Clients and students of mine ask what they need to do to one day be chosen for the ES&H vice president role.


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Quality vs. safety: Not a superiority contest

One-upmanship harms business competitiveness
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Recently a colleague at my office, Dr. Ron Schulingkamp, shared a Quality Progress article entitled “Quality vs. Safety” by Mustafa Ghaleiw.


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