Articles by James E. Leeman Ph.D.

You’ve been promoted to manage, now what?

Once they like you, the cats you herd are good companions
Clients and students of mine ask what they need to do to one day be chosen for the ES&H vice president role.

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Quality vs. safety: Not a superiority contest

One-upmanship harms business competitiveness
Recently a colleague at my office, Dr. Ron Schulingkamp, shared a Quality Progress article entitled “Quality vs. Safety” by Mustafa Ghaleiw.

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Do we really need I2P2?

How would small & medium-sized firms comply?
OSHA is describing its I2P2 as a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers get hurt.

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The dangerous safety narcissist

Stand up to boorish, self-absorbed arrogance
Drawing upon Dr. James’ theory (i.e., definition), I’ll take a stab at categorizing a Safety narcissist into two groups of individuals – the employee version and the safety professional version.

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To truly change your culture… Requires deep insight and broad understanding

When undertaking an organizational transformation, often we are challenged to explain what the culture is and why we need to “change” it.

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You really can change your safety culture

But you must reprogram how you see things
Continuing the changing culture theme from last month, let’s explore Mark Bodnarczuk’s Island of Excellence® Change Model.

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So you want to integrate safety…

Do you have a safety subculture residing in a silo?
Do you believe there is a subculture within the overall culture of your organization that is all about safety and nothing else?

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Controlling managers versus persuasive managers

This month we will cover the need for Power.

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“Can’t we all just be friends?”

Dealing with safety pros & bosses who want to be liked
Last month I wrote about safety and health professionals who are motivated by the need for Achievement.

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Are you driven to achieve?

Exploring the motivational forces at work in your workplace
Have you ever wondered what motivates you and the people you work with and for?

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

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