Systems Thinking

Winning hearts and minds

Using 6 “weapons of influence”
July 3, 2012
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
June 6, 2012
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?
May 3, 2012
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
April 2, 2012
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

March 1, 2012
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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The workforce numbers game

Miscalculating supply and demand in the EHS field
February 2, 2012
Last month I discussed the current market for occupational safety and health jobs, and how the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) recently released National Assessment of the Occupational Safety and Health Workforce1 miscalculated supply and demand figures.

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The jobs are out there

But EHS soft skills & work ethics can frustrate employers
January 4, 2012
Heading into 2012, occupational safety and health (OSH) jobs are available.

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Are you sure about that?

10 tips to overcome willful blindness
December 5, 2011
How often do you ignore facts staring you in the face because they conflict with your preconceived worldview? 

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Five o’clock fatigue

How a day of decisions drains mental energy
November 1, 2011
Three safety professionals are asked to evaluate their company’s previous year’s 129 incident investigation reports. 

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Forget power & control

Focus on human interactions to resolve safety conflicts
October 1, 2011
I know safety professionals who see their role from a “power and control” perspective as opposed to a “consultative” perspective. 

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