Psychology

Protect your dignity

Cease and desist these four misplaced efforts
I had hoped that in the worst economic climate that most of us have ever seen we might see meaningful change in the safety profession. 


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Create tension about safety

Use data to get leaders pushing for more safety
You know about dissonance — that uncomfortable feeling you get when you believe strongly about one thing, but think, say or do another. 


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Tear down the walls

You cannot reach executives without diplomacy & trust
How can top leaders be unaware of illegal practices, like the Murdoch organizational problems in Great Britain with the hacking of cell phones and paying off of police? 


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The mess that we’re in

Hard times diminish awareness & increase distractions
The businesses I work with are all re-thinking their strategies to one extent or another. 


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Forget power & control

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


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After you've picked the low-hanging fruit...

Improving safety becomes more difficult

What are two practices that characterize companies with the best safety records?


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Is a happy persona a healthy person?

Some evidence points to positive effects of positive emotions

To produce good health, positive emotions may need to be long-term, according to a recent edition of the Harvard Medical School’s HEALTHbeat newsletter. 


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Safety: have we lost our focus?

I try to stay abreast of the safety profession by reading several magazines and websites monthly. In addition, I am fortunate to talk to a number of highly skilled safety mangers on a frequent basis and I blatantly pick their brains as much as possible.


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No one said executive coaching was easy

Here are some brief thoughts pertaining to leadership behavior. First, let’s deal with the issue of “lack of knowledge of inappropriate behavior” as a leadership excuse.


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Volunteer your way to better health

No benefits, though, if your reasons are selfish ones

People who volunteer may live longer than those who don’t, as long as their reasons for volunteering are to help others rather than themselves, suggests new research published by the American Psychological Association.


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