Articles by Dr. John Kello

Goodbye to the “good ole days”

Getting safety practices in tune with the tight times
In my work in the EHS arena, I have noticed that a given company’s focus on safety is usually intensified (sometimes initiated in the first place) after the organization has the proverbial “bad run” of accidents.

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How resilient is your workforce?

Can they bounce back after a bad run of accidents?
Resilience is a major catchword in current research on stress, occupational and otherwise.

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Can introverts take the lead?

Yes — they can shift from homework to handshakes
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
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”
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
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
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

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

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

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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