September 25, 2019

10 things that immediately happen when real leadership shows up

What does the leadership ecosystem around you look like? Is it clear to you and everyone else what you stand for? Are your standards for success clear and recognized by all?
July 29, 2019

Transforming Safety Through Mindfulness

What is the current context your employees live in? What insights are they bringing to the table? To engage in full safety leadership, practice mindfulness in this arena.
May 7, 2019

Mental Health in the Workplace: A Case Story

Help advocate for mental health and well-being, whether for yourself, loved ones, friends, or colleagues.
March 13, 2019

Back to Basics: Why Workplace Violence Programs Matter

Al Shenouda, the former federal protective manager, talks about the importance of safety leadership and safety training employees to be prepared for active shooting incidents.
October 22, 2018

This year’s NFPA Responder Forum goes boldly where emergency responder organizations seldom do

You won’t find too many emergency responder organizations convening on the gutsy topics being discussed at this week’s 4th NFPA Responder Forum in Alabama. During his opening remarks today, NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley told the crowd of more than 130 attendees from 15 leading first responder organizations that when he first heard about this year’s plans to tackle the issues of bullying, hazing, racial bias, cultural acceptance, and gender equality during the 3-day program – his first reaction […]
July 16, 2018

This state leads the US in driving down opioid prescriptions, says BCBS report

Massachusetts currently leads the nation in decreasing opioids prescription, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield report cited by The Boston Herald. Blue Cross Blue Shield’s survey illustrated 51 percent fewer opioid prescriptions written in Massachusetts in 2017 than 2013; specifically, Bay State physicians wrote 193 opioids prescriptions per 1,000 Blue Cross-insured members. The national average is 394 per 1,000 members.
May 1, 2018

Anarchist? Leader! You Decide.

Autonomy, mastery and purpose – are these the keys to motivate people to improve safety and operational performance? Mike Goddu reviews Sidney Dekker’s new book and his safe to fail approach, and reflects on how JMJ’s approach and others cause a positive process of change in safety.
February 8, 2018


December 12, 2014
Safety: Over Managed and Under Led

Safety: Over Managed and Under Led

I assert that focusing on the behavior of and pronouncing judgment on the worker prevented the critical learning for the people at the genuine root cause: leadership at multiple levels of the organization. People in positions of authority and expertise create the operating structure, context and conditions in which people behave. They have the duty and responsibility to practice both excellent safety management and exceptional safety leadership.
November 5, 2014
What Tennis Reveals About the Limits of Behaviour-based Safety

What Tennis Reveals About the Limits of Behavior-based Safety

Organisations that have invested in behavioural-based programs to improve safety performance have reaped benefits, but the benefits have flat-lined. It is time to evolve. I believe the evolution will cost no more (and likely less) than current investments and can break through the current “plateau” of safety performance.