Dr. John Kello

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

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The power of positive spin

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When folks are brought together around some common task or set of tasks, their earliest experiences “set the tone” for the team. When team members develop the positive attitude that they can succeed, they are more likely to do so.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: The benefits of positive emotions

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Researchers have discovered some very interesting things about the positive emotions and their value.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Can people really change?

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Change, especially when it is major change, often does not come easily.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Toyota and our turbulent times

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In the tragic Toyota situation, there are lessons for us all.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: OK, we have a meeting with no boss

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One of the defining activities of the assessment center methodology is the so-called “leaderless group discussion.”
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: "Ah, what are we here for?"

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There’s not much you can do to make teams productive or fun without a sense of mission, roles and measures.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: How to assess your culture

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Increasingly, companies are conducting so-called “culture assessments” to get a handle on how their employees perceive the organizational commitment and approach to safety.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Welcome to hard times

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As a safety pro, how are you affected by the current economic mess? What are the threats and what are the opportunities?
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: 70 hour work weeks...

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Crafting a career as a successful safety consultant takes a lot of focused effort.
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POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURES: Wake me when it's over...

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These seven steps will enable leaders of safety meetings to get the most out of their efforts.
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