Keeping construction workers safe – the first 90 days
How to ensure your new employees understand your safety culture and stick to it!
Safety leadership: How to achieve new levels of safety performance
"Safety leadership is a set of skills, awareness and capabilities that can, and need to be developed and applied (in tandem with safety management) to achieve new levels of safety performance."
Is safety over-managed and under-led?
"Correcting bad behavior – trying to fix people – will not lead to sustained safety performance improvement. We need to give the time, energy and thinking to safety leadership that we give to safety management."
Renewable energy: Learning from the safety lessons of other industries
Larry Pearlman, Managing Director - Americas Market Leader at JMJ, discusses renewable energy’s steep safety learning curve. What are the challenges the industry faces? What valuable lessons can it learn from other industries? What 10 steps can leaders take now to create the foundations for a safety culture?
Ten ways safety leaders can create a more psychologically safe workplace
Mark Britton, Managing Director - International Market Leader, at JMJ explores the steps leadership can take to ensure people speak up about their safety concerns.
Why our evolutionary instincts sometimes run counter to safety best practices
The imperatives that are hardwired into human DNA can put us at odds with the requirements of an organizational safety culture.
Why ‘rules first’ won’t improve your plant or site safety performance
A foundation of rules isn't the way to build a thoughtful, caring safety culture.
Does your corporate environment foster interest in, and commitment to, corporate sustainability?
What works for one company will not necessarily work for another. Discovering what works for a particular company must a be a priority for leaders now and for the next years and decades.
Ten cardinal rules for line managers
Many organizations have spent considerable time and effort developing ‘golden safety rules’ for their workforce to follow. But what about managers? What ‘rules’ do they apply to their own behaviors? What can employees expect from them?
Leaders must lead, but every employee has a role in the fulfillment of a corporate sustainability strategy
Study from JMJ and Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge looks at which corporate environments foster a commitment to sustainability.
Senior leaders believe sustainability is critical to their organization’s survival
Research by JMJ and Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge reveals common issues and concerns, as well as areas of difference, in how organizations view sustainability.
New study identifies leadership and culture as catalysts for successful corporate sustainability
New research from JMJ and the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge, explores corporate sustainability from a leadership and culture perspective.
Implementing an Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) safety culture on a major capital project
Four golden opportunities provided by implementing Incident and Injury-Free safety into the Front-End Engineering Design phase of a major capital project.
Five steps to achieving high performance on your major capital projects
Recommended steps to improve performance and meet success criteria on time and on budget.
Inclusion part 3: Challenges and opportunities of leading virtually
This third blog on the topic of an inclusive safety culture looks at the guiding principles for becoming an inclusive leader in the virtual world.
Inclusion part 2: Effective virtual communication in an inclusive culture
Practical advice for leaders navigating the challenges of inclusion and diversity in the virtual working world.
Developing a safety and leadership culture in major capital projects
JMJ interviewed David Wilson, a leader in the energy industry about the impact a safe and productive culture has on workers' health and well-being.
Inclusion part 1: Driving an inclusive culture in the virtual workplace
Being inclusive can be difficult under any circumstances, it’s even harder when people aren’t in the same room, can’t read each other’s body language, are stressed and may not be communicating and leading as well as usual.
Three essential elements to major capital project success
The ever-increasing complexity of today’s major capital projects requires a new era of project leaders. The complex, long term mega-project, requires leaders to focus on the desired outcome holistically.
10 proven steps to effective virtual communication
JMJ's golden rules to avoid the pitfalls and become a master of the art of online communication.
What has the foundational power to change the construction industry?
What one word costs nothing yet in its absence can cost us everything, and has the foundational power to transform the construction industry?
A conversation with Dana Davis, President of Teichert Materials a construction company
Michael Huvane, JMJ Master Consultant, and, Dana Davis, President of Teichert Materials, a US-based construction materials company explore the relationship between a strong culture of safety and operational effectiveness.
It’s a new game
It's difficult to remain focused, positive and engaged when the rules are constantly changing but don't let disruption derail you.
Keeping the water hot when the tap is on: How to be present in the here and now
JMJ practices what is known as a check-in at the start of a meeting. This is the act of inviting another to share and to clear what’s on their mind, so that they might be present for the discussion.
Life of a leader during COVID-19
JMJ’s Master Consultant Gill Kernick asks Tamsin Lishman, Asset Director at Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) how they are adapting leadership practices to ensure the safety of their workers.
Leading with attention
JMJ Managing Consultant Camille Ford shares how learning to overcome the many challenges of lockdown helped her become a better coach to her clients and a better mother/teacher to her kids.
The parable of the virtual worker, the back-to-back meetings, and the mountain of incompletions
Shifting to the intentional creates space for surprise and productivity.
COVID-19: More principles for successful remote work
Virtual working is the new normal and comes with a whole host of new challenges as we isolate and find ways to manage our lives.
Covid-19: Five principles for managers leading remotely, and the first one is ‘there are no rules!’
These five principles provide a helpful game plan for you and your team to stay engaged and connected while working virtually.
From interruption to disruption
As we become accustomed to new ways of operating in response to COVID-19, leaders must discover how to navigate this extended period of continuous disruption and rapid change.
What Helmuth von Moltke the Elder taught me about being a parent and a leader during the Coronavirus pandemic
Camille Ford, JMJ Managing Consultant, shares some of her personal and professional lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rather than social distancing, let’s call it physical distancing
How do we stay connected personally and professionally in a time of physical separation?
Scaffold or gallows?
Sustained high performance is achieved by whole-hearted engagement, commitment to improvement, and demonstrated encouragement, reinforcement and empowerment of our people and teams.
We’ll cascade it down to the front line …
If your company initiatives don’t work, or only partially succeed, your leadership approach may need to be overhauled to include the people most affected by organizational change.
Plant turn around management: Managing turnarounds, shutdowns, and outage
Looking for help with your Turnaround? You’ll love this episode of JMJ’s Safety Talks. Frank Engli is a mechanical engineer by training with over 37 years of experience operating shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages. He is currently the Projects, Maintenance and Turnaround Manager at Shell Canada's Sarnia Manufacturing Center. In this engaging conversation with JMJ safety consultant Vikki Sanders, Frank discusses what he learned about safety leadership and the one piece of advice he would give someone who is managing a turnaround for the first time? Frank recalls successfully teaming up with JMJ to create a safety culture based on “crafting a caring and collaborative approach at the construction site.
A tale of two projects
Two major capital projects with a lot in common and some very big differences.
Daewoo E&C Achieves Project Success by Creating a Strong Safety Culture on a Major Infrastructure Project
Strong leadership and commitment enabled Daewoo Engineering and Construction to create a strong safety culture influencing project performance, quality and cost.