Positive Cultures

How resilient is your workforce?

Can they bounce back after a bad run of accidents?
By Dr. John Kello
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Resilience is a major catchword in current research on stress, occupational and otherwise.


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Can introverts take the lead?

Yes — they can shift from homework to handshakes
By Dr. John Kello
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Are we talking about an oxymoron here? Can introverted personalities actually be leaders?


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Upon further review…

Benefits of brief post-shift huddles
By Dr. John Kello
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Coaches and players always carefully review film after the game. They analyze how they did, what they did well, and what they missed... what they might have done better.


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How to cope with an “age-gifted” workforce

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While some employers view the aging U.S. workforce with concern, others take a more positive approach and have implemented policies and practices that support a more competitive, sustainable and safer workforce, regardless of its overall age.


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Stop the mindless meetings

Be innovative and rethink your old “tried and true”
By Dr. John Kello
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Workplace safety and innovation are not often linked together. Think of the safety meetings you have attended (or led) over the years.


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So you want transformation leadership…

Remember these 5 “reality checks”
By Dr. John Kello
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For many years, organization development (OD) interventions focused mainly on incremental, localized adjustments, tweaks to the functioning of the organization.


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Seven crucial leadership skills

Extend your influence beyond technical issues
By Dr. John Kello
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For all the talk about leadership in safety these days, just what are leadership’s core competencies?


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The mess that we’re in

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


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On Steve Jobs and good and brutal bosses

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Here are responses we received to the blog on former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s management style and Apple’s corporate culture, both which fly in the face of calls for empathetic leaders and empowering cultures put forth in recent years by numerous safety and health organizational behavior consultants…


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The bad guys at work

Don’t rush to judge; check your biases
By Dr. John Kello
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The first-shift guys tell you they work together as a team. They are the best shift in every way. And they always clean up and set up for second shift.
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