Safety, Risk and The Pathway of Loneliness It must be one of the great absurdities of our modern world; that in a time where our ability to ‘connect’ is so abundant, that we are perhaps lonelier, more isolated and insecure than ever. It’s a puzzling irony that while we can ‘connect’ to so many … [Read more...] about Safety, Risk and The Pathway of Loneliness
We know that as humans we are social creatures and being part of a community gives us meaning and purpose. Communities are about connecting and being with others and we strive to ‘belong’ as isolation can be the hardest emotion to deal with. When we are in community with others, we give as well as … [Read more...] about We Need Communities and They Need Us
What is Excess Regulation Doing to us All? First published HERE This paper follows my presentation at the inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference that was held in Sydney in March 2015. I’d like to warn readers up front that this piece is longer than usual as I attempt to tackle a topic that is … [Read more...] about What is Excess Regulation Doing to us All?
Balancing Tight and Loose Coupled Systems My last two articles on art and helping, generated feedback and questions that are worthy of further explanation. Amongst the feedback was that I ‘systems bash’ when I write about risk and safety. Firstly, while I can understand how people may feel that I … [Read more...] about Balancing Tight and Loose Coupled Systems
Flooding is Dangerous, and I don’t Mean the Water…. Parts of the east coast of Australia have experienced heavy rain over recent weeks and it has become common to read headlines of flash flooding causing road closures, cars washed away and sadly a man in Sydney was killed when he was swept into a … [Read more...] about Flooding is Dangerous, and I don’t Mean the Water….
The Human Race… It’s Christmas, a time of the year that can create both a feeling of community and togetherness (we) while (ironically) also drawing us easily into a world of ‘I’ and ‘things’ (me). Christmas, set within the Christian tradition, is a story about the birth of Jesus as a human on … [Read more...] about The Human Race…
The Learning (and unlearning) that Revealed my Vocation It was in March 2012 that I transitioned from working full time in organisations, to starting a consultancy. I remember the time well, sitting with colleagues and friends brainstorming a business name. The result, Dolphin Safety … [Read more...] about The Learning (and unlearning) that Revealed my Vocation
Read the sequel to this article: I’m Still Not That Into Safety Our most popular article out of 3007! Why do you think that is? Rob's courage and honesty has certainly touched some nerves! I’m just not that into safety anymore I have spoken with a number of Managers over the past few months who have … [Read more...] about I’m just not that into safety anymore
Are you a Safety Crusader or a Safety Leader? The way that we engage with other people about safety and risk will determine the effectiveness of the engagement. If our aim is for others to lead safety, we must be prepared to suspend our own agenda and let go of control when engaging with people. … [Read more...] about Are you a Safety Crusader or a Safety Leader?
Australia is currently facing unprecedented devastation through both bushfires and drought. It’s hard to escape the images, where in some regions frightening fires are raging through towns at a pace that’s difficult to imagine. With the drought there are vast amounts of desolate land, an … [Read more...] about Social ‘Resiliencing’