Systems Thinking

Kick the safety habit

Examine your job-related rewards, routines & cues
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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In a corporate culture, there are subcultures such as engineering, operations, safety, health, environmental, management, executive, business units, human resources, etc.


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Decisions wear us down

Make your presentation early in the morning
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Three safety professionals were asked to evaluate their company’s previous year’s 129 incident investigation reports to determine what could possibly be done to reduce both the number and severity of injuries.


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Saddled with social responsibility?

Beware of superficial spin
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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More than likely, if you find yourself in front of a board, it probably is not for a good reason. Stay focused, present the facts and only the facts, and concentrate on the business implications of the circumstances.


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Ethics are easily muddled

But you can prevent killer collapses
By James E. Leemann Ph.D.
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Well, it’s that time of the year again to take the company’s ethics course.


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“What the hell!”

How to deal with devilish attitudes
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Safety pros deal with human weaknesses probably more than anyone in the organization, save for perhaps HR.


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Winning hearts and minds

Using 6 “weapons of influence”
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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How often have you come up with a safety idea and found yourself beating your head against the wall trying to get buy-in?


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How to manage Millennials

The most highly praised & coached generation comes to work
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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The workplace is beginning to experience the blending of Millennials with Boomers. Who are these Millennials?


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Home is where the hazards are

So why aren’t employers more concerned?
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Even though all of us undertake do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around the house, it is profoundly apparent many of us perform these DIY projects in the absence of a safety mindset.


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How to really tick off your boss

Use this checklist before heading to the meeting
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Safety and health professionals routinely make presentations to their boss, their boss’s boss, and sometimes even the CEO to gain approval for an activity or to beg for funding to initiate a new program or sustain an existing program. Too often we are met with delays, resistance and rejection.


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The Workplace Drama Zone

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Geez, there he goes again! What a suck-up! She makes my blood boil. It’s not my fault. If those operators would only listen to me, no one would get hurt.


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