Positive Cultures

Upon further review…

Benefits of brief post-shift huddles
August 1, 2012
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

July 24, 2012

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”
June 6, 2012
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”
February 2, 2012
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
December 5, 2011
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
October 1, 2011
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

September 8, 2011

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
August 2, 2011
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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The power of positive spin

May 25, 2011
When folks are brought together around some common task or set of tasks, their earliest experiences “set the tone” for the team. When team members develop the positive attitude that they can succeed, they are more likely to do so.
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POSITIVE CULTURES: When your boss doesn't get it

March 21, 2011

Something interesting happens to folks when they make it to the top in business. They become remarkably prone to lose touch with the people down the ladder – the people who do the work and make or break the company.


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