Articles by James E. Leemann Ph.D.

SYSTEMS THINKING: Attorney-client privilege or practice?

A colleague recently asked my opinion regarding attorney-client “privilege” being used as a “practice.”

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SYSTEMS THINKING: "Zero is the goal"

Slogans like “Zero is the Goal” are fine as long as management is willing to provide the resources to do the more difficult and expensive safety and health program activities.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: "Right vs. wrong" or is it "Right vs. right?"

How would you handle these ethical dilemmas?
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Twisted leadership safety ethics

There is a difference between an unethical safety leader and one who occasionally falls prey to twisted leadership safety ethics.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Hope is not a strategy for change

When hope is all we count on and we subsequently fail, we give up.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Death by bullet points

Have you ever wondered why you think your brain is going to explode as you sit through a grueling PowerPoint presentation?
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Marching to your own drummer

To be a systems thinker, you have to, on most occasions, be a contrary thinker.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Management types & planning styles

Defining a manager’s planning style reflects the manager’s approach to and tolerance for change.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Management types & planning styles

A manager’s attitude toward time will dictate his or her style of planning.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Rewiring the manager's mindset

New research can help you give whiners an attitude adjustment.
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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - January 2015



For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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