Articles by Scott Geller

So you want to build an effective team . . .

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These four stages show you what to expect.
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Seven teams for highly efficient organizations

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Here's how to bring out the best in behavior-based safety.
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Power of a Safety Conversation

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One Sunday evening this past May I received a very rewarding phone call from a long-time friend and colleague, Mike Hedlesky. For almost a year Mike has been managing the construction of my log lodge, so we have frequent phone conversations. But this phone call was different. Before giving me a progress report, Mike thanked me for possibly saving his life. Then he told me about his freak bicycle crash earlier that day.
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Being Mindful While You Work...

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This article concludes a three-part series on mindful versus mindless behavior, and the consequences for safety.
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What's wrong with 'accident investigations'?

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Five reasons to change your approach - and your language.
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When Minds Turn Off To Safety...

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Have you ever suffered from something called "premature cognitive commitment"? I'd like to explore this concept, taken from Ellen J. Langer's book, "Mindfulness," as a follow-up to last month's article on how to increase mindful behavior to prevent injuries.
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Are you mindful or mindless when working?

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So how do we become more mindful of behavioral routines that could lead to injury, either to ourselves or to others?
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Are You A Manager Or A Leader?

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In this article, I'd like to consider six specific differences between safety management and safety leadership. This is not meant to belittle management. We do, though, need more leadership in safety - and this is not the same as management. But managers can be leaders, too!
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"Can I give you some feedback?"

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Safety-related conversations often come across as confrontational. One person tells another he or she is working unsafely and needs to do something about it. This points out that people expect the worst when safety feedback is offered. If you confirm those expectations, you'll have trouble being an effective safety coach. Here are five ways to avoid potential problems.
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Test Your Knowledge of Safety

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Many presentations on the psychology of safety base assertions solely on common sense. Statements are made that sound good but are actually incorrect or unfounded. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to determine which psychology-related statements are valid.
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