Psychology

Anchovies – Reality facing you

November 26, 2013

I am sure many of you have watched portions of the various “reality” programs that are so pervasive these days. The scenes are very well staged with close up video that is oh so perfect.


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Why excellent leaders are the exception

November 25, 2013

It’s long been a beef with safety and health pros that senior leaders, with the rare exception, just don’t get safety. Business bosses don’t study it in business school, and since safety is a cost center and not a profit generator, leadership spends little time studying safety issues. Health issues, with their more delayed consequences and debatable connection to worker lifestyle issues (smoking, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse) are even further off the executive radar screen.


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Workaholics work harder – not better

High strain linked to decreased job performance for those addicted to work
November 21, 2013

Workaholics work hard, but still have poor job performance — mainly because of high mental and physical strain, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Leaders lack the “soft” touch

November 20, 2013

According to a study from Bridgeville, Pa.-based Development Dimensions International (DDI), taken from a meta-analysis of DDI's assessment data from close to 4,000 leaders worldwide, most front-line leaders lack the interaction skills and behaviors to be effective leaders.


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Do people really care about job safety?

No, says Phil LaDuke
November 20, 2013

Scott Geller professes to” prefer to be optimistic and humanistic, believing that the silent majority does care about the safety and health of others, and wants to do the right thing."


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People DO care about safety and the well-being of others

November 19, 2013

I prefer to be optimistic and humanistic, believing that the silent majority does care about the safety and health of others, and wants to do the right thing. Consider for example the large numbers of people reacting to tragedies from shootings in airports and educational settings to catastrophes from climate change.


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The numbers trap

October 24, 2013

Numbers are very important to every aspect of our lives. Everything in life is measured by numbers. Your address has numbers so you can receive your mail delivery and, find you in case of emergency. Numbers help us keep track of all sorts of things like ball game scores, bank accounts, test scores, shoe size, shoe price, groceries, height and weight; everything has a number attached to it.


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U.S. regions have distinct personalities, research reveals

Analysis “challenges cultural stereotypes,” says author
October 23, 2013

Americans with similar temperaments are so likely to live in the same areas that a map of the country can be divided into regions with distinct personalities, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (APA).


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Your execs should know: Safety isn’t a commodity anymore

October 9, 2013

The safety job has matured, and will continue to do so – that was one of the takeaways from last week’s National Safety Congress & Expo, sponsored by the National Safety Council.


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Safety is now about conversations, not confrontations

October 8, 2013

One of the changes in the nature of workplace safety work happens to be the nature of conversations revolving around safety. Back in the day when safety was largely a policing job with a heavy emphasis on rules and discipline, conversations between the safety manager and an employee tended to be short and direct.


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