The 7 Secrets of Effective Leaders

This article not only lists the characteristics of effective leaders but also it can act as a guideline for our own behavior if we are in a leadership position. Often, we receive no guidance once we have been promoted and leadership positions can be quite lonely. They Learn. Effective leaders are constantly learning. They read,…


Strategies Behind Crisis Management

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the king’s horses and All the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again   You’re probably wondering what disaster recovery/ crisis management has to do with Humpty Dumpty. Think about Humpty Dumpty being that great project… that great idea… that great…


7 Ways to Build Trust – The Vital Ingredient of Your Safety Culture

Trust forms the foundation for effective communication, employee retention, staff motivation and contribution to discretionary effort and most importantly workplace safety. So how do you maintain and build on the trust you may currently have in your workplace? This is an important question for today’s world of change. We know from our experience that when…


Be Aware of the Negative Aspects of Positive Reinforcement

There is little doubt that positive reinforcement is the most potent of all interpersonal tools available to anyone in a leadership position. Unfortunately, it is a tool that is the most misunderstood and most misused in the workplace. Infrequent use of this tool can defeat the intention and be perceived as negative reinforcement. Positive reinforcement…


How Effective Leaders Use Positive Reinforcement For the Greatest Effect

There has been a lot of research over the years to try and discover why some leaders are more effective than others. Unfortunately, the major part has been based on what leaders say they do rather than actually what they do.. One researcher who has devoted their time to what leaders actually do, is Dr….


Making Behavior Change Stick Through Effective Change Leadership

The moment you understand the invisible elements that underpin human behavior, you position yourself to achieve performance results you never thought possible. Through a greatly effective and more universally accepted change leadership approach, you may never have to use command and control again to experience behavior change. WHY CHANGE RARELY STICKS Whether you want to…


5 Rules of Workplace Safety Management

There are certain rules of human behavior that must be considered when developing a process of safety management. If you violate these rules, you will fail in your objective to develop a safer workplace. The rules themselves are simple, however, don’t be deceived because they have a great influence on human behavior. Repetition: To get…


Some Myths and Truths About Safety Management

I’d like to introduce a few truths and dispel some myths I’ve come to discover in my nearly two decades of working in the safety management arena. Some of these you will know of and agree with and some you won’t know and/or agree with. Either way, the article will have served the purpose of…


Safety Training Is About Behavior Change

I remember only too well my first visit to a warehouse for a job interview. The bustle of the forklift traffic was considerable. Drivers were busily unloading and loading pallets of product into the long lines of waiting semi-tractor trucks. Numerous other employees were pulling and pushing hand trucks full of boxed product. This was…


Establishing the Safest Workplace Possible

Want to have a workplace that is viewed as a premiere workplace for safety? Want your employees not just to feel safe, but know they are safe? Then consider setting your workplace up to implement the soon to be released ISO 45001 standards, so you can be at the leading edge of workplace safety. First…