Articles by James E. Leeman Ph.D.

Quality vs. safety: Not a superiority contest

One-upmanship harms business competitiveness
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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?
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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?
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Have you ever wondered what motivates you and the people you work with and for?


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It’s really not so complicated

Focus on the system, not the “sinner”
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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During the past 40+ years, safety panaceas have produced degrees of temporary success and expensive failures. One of the most hotly debated is behavior-based safety (BBS).


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