Gabrielle Carlton

Standing on a train platform this morning I noticed that the old authoritative “STAND BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE” had been replaced with something a little more personable (see below, as opposed to ‘in front of this you get a fine’) and it reminded me of this article by Gab Carlton from a few years ago ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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First published exactly 2 years and some current worldwide event reminded me of it. Anybody seen any Olympic style wrongness? No second chance for breaking a start early must be devastating?  The Different Levels of Wrongness! Mahiedine Mehkissi-Benabbad thought he was winning a 3,000m steeplechase at the European athletics championships but instead he was slugged with a red ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Gab Carlton's first article republished by demand. Seems to be a topic of interest at the moment. With 43 comments, one of our most popular articles.  The message here is so simple yet contradicts orthodox and contemporary safety education, training and practice: “telling is more risky than asking”, "We see ‘asking’ as a ‘weakness’ or ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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‘Care-ology’ in the work place! In the wake of yet more attacks in Paris, Lebanon, Belgium I cannot but feel the fatigue and tension as the world waits. Yet in amongst it all we see (in the news) and hear (in the media) moments of compassion. When everything else is taken away we become humane, we ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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We are in Control and Other Such Delusions! First published August 2014, republished by request It was sad to hear about the death of the genius man, Robin Williams. It was even sadder to hear the reason why. This is a man many of us have followed, watched, laughed with, cried with and grown up with. For ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Measuring in Risk and Safety It has become fashionable for organisations to use positive or leading indicators as a way to ‘measure’ their risk and safety ‘performance’. Leaders in some organisations have proudly told us how they are ‘progressive’, ‘generative’ and ‘world class’ because they focus on leading indictors and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Perils Of Planning

by Rob Sams
Conversations on the Couch – The Perils of Planning Latest Video by Gab Carlton and Rob Sams. See the whole series HERE In risk and safety, and in life, we do a lot of planning. This can include things safety management plans, daily work plans and in life we are planning ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Dealing with Incidents

by Rob Sams
Dealing with Incidents Most approaches to incident investigation focus on technique and process. This is important, gathering facts and compiling important information is critical. However, what most approaches don't consider the range of biases that come with being human. In particular, it is crucial to understand and be mindful of hindsight bias. ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus?

by Gabrielle Carlton
Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus? I had the privilege last weekend to be with a family grieving for one of their family members, Margaret, in ICU. I was sitting with them beside her as she fought for her life. At first I found myself being an observer. I sat back and took it ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk?

by Gabrielle Carlton
What is Critical Listening when Dealing with Risk? I was walking on a worksite the other day and engaged in a conversation with a worker. I asked how he was going. He explained that he was extremely busy, needed to get something done quite urgently and his co-worker was off sick. This raised some concern for me ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Gab and Rob–One Brain, Three Minds

by Rob Sams
Gab and Rob Talking Risk – One Brain, Three Minds In this video, we introduce a model developed by Dr Robert Long from Human Dymensions called One Brain, Three Minds. This model helps explain how we make decisions using both the conscious and non-conscious parts of our brain. This video is a little longer than usual ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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What in the (Risk & Safety) World is Imagination?

by Gabrielle Carlton
What in the (Risk & Safety) World is Imagination? "On a day like today, when there are very little clouds in the sky, and the grass is long, don't you think it would be a great day for some handstands in that long, long grass? Well, Jimmy did." (Toby CVB, ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Gab & Rob Talking Risk – Humble Inquiry

by Dave Collins
Gab & Rob Talking Risk - Humble Inquiry Gab & Rob are often asked to share more about how they go about things when supporting people and organisations to deal with risk. People ask for practical tips and ideas for how they can become better communicators in risk and safety. In this series of 'Gab & Rob ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Gab & Rob Talking Risk

by Dave Collins
Gab & Rob Talking Risk Two of our cool authors Gab Carlton from Resilyence and Rob Sams from Dolphyn have put their heads together and started their own series of short video blogs to go along with their regular articles. Gab & Rob are part of the gang who are doing the post graduate program in social ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Zero Hero is Here to Save The Day!

by Gabrielle Carlton
Dr Rob Long’s recent article Forecasting Safety resulted in some great debate both here and on other forums. In this article Gabrielle discusses the language of zero and how it may have the exact opposite affect to what was maybe well intended. The people who take the time to read and have the courage to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Safety ‘Solutions’ Won’t Move a Hippo!

by Gabrielle Carlton
Safety ‘Solutions’ Won’t Move a Hippo! So how do you move a Hippo? Well according to a kids book I read my 5 year old the other night it’s quite simple if you’re willing to learn the message. So the story goes that there is a Hippo lying on the bridge asleep and in the way. The ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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