Dr. John Kello

Dr. John Kello

Dr. John Kello is professor of industrial-organizational psychology at Davidson College, and president of the organization development consulting firm J.E. Kello & Associates, Inc. He can be reached at (704) 894-2024; jokello@davidson.edu.


A near-miss confession

As luck would have it, I kept wearing my eye protection
Very recently one of my sons and I put passenger seats back into our family van.

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Coach your employees to be individual safety leaders

Safety “programs” that emphasize the role of human error/unsafe acts have an interesting history.

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We’re all in sales and marketing

In some places, safety is treated much like human resources used to be.

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Are you actively hostile? Employee perceptions are key

First-line supervisors are the link between where strategic decisions are made on high with where the work of the organization gets done.

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Succession planning: Will they miss you when you're gone?

A vast number of us Baby Boomers are gradually aging out of the workforce, perhaps later than we’d like.

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A leadership marker: Can you think strategically?

Competency models” identify the knowledge sets, skills, and attributes that make for success within the company.

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10 points for working with unions

Safety is an obvious common-ground issue for both “sides”
One important common denominator when working in a union environment is the principle of seniority. All unions embrace seniority as a sacrosanct.

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The biological leash on organizations

Corporate behavior faces hard-wired constraints
Starting in the 1960s, a growing body of evidence began to strongly support the view that all organisms, including us, are biologically prepared for certain behaviors

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The power of everyday leadership

A modest bit of business leadership writing is aimed at the frontline manager — and thus at the craft of daily leadership.

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Breaking the chains of conformity

Don’t follow the ignorance of the crowd
Many of us, if not most, like to see ourselves as independent-minded, willing to stand up for what we believe, not automatically going along with the crowd.

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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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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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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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