Leadership

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.
April 28, 2017
The Hallmark of an Organization With a Great Safety Culture is How it Responds to Incidents

The Hallmark of an Organization with a Great Safety Culture is how it Responds to Incidents

Within days of that incident my close friend and JMJ Partner, Steve Lang, sent this photo and brief anecdote from a large operating and construction site in India:
January 27, 2016
Safety Leadership: Two Tales of One Incident

Safety Leadership: Two Tales of One Incident

A serious injury occurred at a brownfield site in Asia recently. Below are two versions of the incident.
December 1, 2015
Cost vs. Safety: This is the time for Safety Leadership

Cost vs. Safety: This is the time for Safety Leadership

Energy and construction companies have had to reduce their costs due to low commodity prices. Projects and operating sites have eliminated HSE advisors and technicians. External services, including training support, have been cut.
May 20, 2015
Safety Leadership: Bringing Awareness and Perspective to Safety Management

Safety Leadership: Bringing Awareness and Perspective to Safety Management

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
April 27, 2015
Safety Leadership: How to Achieve New Levels of Safety Performance

Safety Leadership: How to Achieve New Levels of Safety Performance

In my recent blogs on “Evolving Beyond Behaviourism,” I make several assertions in regards to companies and sites that have enjoyed safety success, yet are stalled in their further improvement.
March 6, 2015
Safety Leadership: Taking a Stand to Reverse Declining Safety Performance

Safety Leadership: Taking a Stand to Reverse Declining Safety Performance

Give me a lever and a place to stand and I can change the world.
December 10, 2013
The First Lesson in Smart Management

The First Lesson in Smart Management

In the business world, we are enamored with leadership. (A search for “Business Leadership” in Google gets 907,000,000 results.) The consensus opinion is that, “If only we had smarter, more developed, more transformed leaders our organizations would all be okay.”