Articles by Dr. John Kello

Can introverts take the lead?

Yes — they can shift from homework to handshakes
By Dr. John Kello
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Are we talking about an oxymoron here? Can introverted personalities actually be leaders?


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Upon further review…

Benefits of brief post-shift huddles
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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”
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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