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A leadership marker: Can you think strategically?

March 4, 2014
Competency models” identify the knowledge sets, skills, and attributes that make for success within the company.


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10 points for working with unions

Safety is an obvious common-ground issue for both “sides”
January 2, 2014
One important common denominator when working in a union environment is the principle of seniority. All unions embrace seniority as a sacrosanct.


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The biological leash on organizations

Corporate behavior faces hard-wired constraints
November 4, 2013
Starting in the 1960s, a growing body of evidence began to strongly support the view that all organisms, including us, are biologically prepared for certain behaviors


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The power of everyday leadership

September 5, 2013
A modest bit of business leadership writing is aimed at the frontline manager — and thus at the craft of daily leadership.


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Breaking the chains of conformity

Don’t follow the ignorance of the crowd
July 9, 2013
Many of us, if not most, like to see ourselves as independent-minded, willing to stand up for what we believe, not automatically going along with the crowd.


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Does every CEO need a coach?

We all can use a little feedback
May 9, 2013
It is challenging enough to run a business in tranquil times (if such ever truly exist).


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Goodbye to the “good ole days”

Getting safety practices in tune with the tight times
March 7, 2013
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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It takes thick skin

Resilient resolve handles complaints and ridicule
February 1, 2013
Some folks say that third-shifters are ornery; a cantankerous, unruly bunch who brave midnight shifts with skeleton crews.


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How resilient is your workforce?

Can they bounce back after a bad run of accidents?
December 4, 2012
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
October 5, 2012
Are we talking about an oxymoron here? Can introverted personalities actually be leaders?


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Engage, Motivate, Reward.....Repeat: The proven tactic for long-term safe behavior

5/20/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas
This presentation will cover examples of engagement tactics that were deployed and others where they could have been deployed to affect behavior change, recognition’s role in facilitating employee engagement, benefits of reinforcing safe work habits with a rewards component and best practices, common mistakes, and available resources for success. Read More

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