Articles by Dr. John Kello

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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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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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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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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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Six steps to positive accountability

October 1, 2010

Accountability should be something we naturally expect of ourselves as well as others, and positively reinforce when we see it.

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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Translating science into practice

December 8, 2009
I believe academicians interested in making a positive difference can effectively translate their science into practice if they step away from the jargon of the academy and learn the issues and language of the businesses they aim to help.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: The craft of everyday leadership

October 8, 2009
What can people like us in positions of leadership do to maximize the positive influence we have on our organizations?
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Nonverbal "markers" of safety

April 25, 2007
Symbolic nonverbal messages are sent out by teams, departments, offices, plants, divisions and organizations. More obvious for safety professionals, think of the immediate impression you have when you see a clean, well-organized maintenance shop as opposed to a cramped, dirty, messy, unorganized one.
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