Safety

February 20, 2019

Safety Leadership isn’t what you know; it’s what you make happen.

Too many managers, especially those working in safety complain of being trapped in meeting rooms or behind a desk. When faced with real-world concerns, they communicate policy, statistics and too often, “corporate-speak”, but don’t provide on-the-ground leadership to make change happen.
February 12, 2019

Safety: Where Do We Go From Here

It’s been quite a week. If you’re like I am, you have re-committed yourself to “no one getting hurt on your watch.” So, the big question is, “How do we sustain this feeling of shared ownership and commitment for safety performance?”
December 21, 2018
Could This End Wars?

Could This End Wars?

When I was first exposed to the concepts behind our methodology here at JMJ, I thought to myself, “Wow, I think, maybe, this kind of approach could end wars.”
December 18, 2018
Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

On the golf course yesterday, I gave some thought to what may be the single biggest obstacle with our work at JMJ, and even more so for our clients taking on our work.
December 14, 2018
The Three Questions to Ask for Breakthrough Performance

The Three Questions to Ask for Breakthrough Performance

When the results we’ve always gotten equal mediocre performance, what should we do? It’s said that Einstein remarked, “Doing the same thing again and again expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.” Repeating what we have always done will doubtless get us the results we have always gotten.
December 12, 2018
The Three Dimensional Chess of Organizational Performance

The Three Dimensional Chess of Organizational Performance

Often, getting an organization to that next level–the one where you’re not just meeting goals, but surpassing them and moving into almost unimaginable territory–can be tricky. It’s not always obvious how to move beyond business as usual, particularly when business as usual has gotten strong results up to this point.
December 5, 2018
Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

An organizational Transformation is no small task, with the seemingly impossible demand to reach hundreds, thousands, or even hundred thousands of people sometimes on every continent on the planet. JMJ Co-founder, Joseph Friedman, spoke with JMJ Global Client Manager Billy Afghan about the value of commitment and what it takes to cause a cultural safety Transformation in large organizations that can reach around the world.
November 30, 2018
Bringing Safety Into Front End Design: the IIF Approach and the FEED Phase

Bringing Safety Into Front End Design: the IIF Approach and the FEED Phase

I recently spoke with JMJ senior consultant Andy Mais about the value of bringing the commitment to Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF®) safety into the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) process.
November 26, 2018
A One Minute Video That Answers the Question Why Safety ?

A One Minute Video That Answers the Question Why Safety ?

In our Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF®) safety consulting work, we talk a lot about “why”: Why is it so important to hold handrails? Why is it so important to follow systems and procedures?
May 4, 2018

JMJ’s Safety Leadership Survey Process Provides Game Changing Results

As a safety leader, where do you excel?  What blind spots are you overlooking?  And, what’s the value of knowing?