Articles by James E. Leemann Ph.D.

SYSTEMS THINKING: Attorney-client privilege or practice?

September 1, 2010

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"

August 5, 2010
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: Twisted leadership safety ethics

June 4, 2010
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

April 6, 2010
When hope is all we count on and we subsequently fail, we give up.
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SYSTEMS THINKING: Death by bullet points

March 4, 2010
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

February 5, 2010
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

December 8, 2009
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

November 5, 2009
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

October 8, 2009
New research can help you give whiners an attitude adjustment.
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