“LEADERSHIP is TIME and a simple CUP OF COFFEE” Brian Darlington, Mondi I took a leap of faith 3 years ago and stepped away from my consulting business to immerse myself into being an employee. I wanted to be part of the machinations, to connect, to engage and grow with the people all working … [Read more...] about Learning to Learn Socially
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 … [Read more...] about The Different Levels of Wrongness!
Ethical Leadership is the Essence of Safety Leadership Guest post by Gabrielle Carlton See her other posts here Sometime in my past I worked in an executive role along side the CEO. I was his ‘right-hand- man’ because he wanted ‘safety’ and compliance at his fingertips at all times. This lead … [Read more...] about Ethical Leadership is the Essence of Safety Leadership
Zero Harm–The Maintenance of a Dangerous Idea Rob Long and Gabrielle Carlton discuss the issues associated with zero harm language and its effects on organisational culture. This extended video tackles many of the questions and ideas put forward by proponents of zero language and ideology. Gab and … [Read more...] about Zero Harm–The Maintenance of a Dangerous Idea
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 … [Read more...] about Measuring in Risk and Safety
Recently Gabrielle Carlton and I had a chat about e-motion. We also refer to the model at Figure 1. The Emotions Map. Figure 1. The Emotions Map. You can read other blogs on emotions here: https://safetyrisk.net/?s=Emotion You can view the podcast here: Gab and Rob Chat About … [Read more...] about Podcast Conversation on e-motion
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 … [Read more...] about Dealing with Incidents
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 all … [Read more...] about Process driven or People driven? What’s your Focus?
"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, 9 years old) Children don't lose sight of the ability to imagine possibilities. This … [Read more...] about What in the (Risk & Safety) World is Imagination?
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 … [Read more...] about Stand Behind The Yellow Line – Do Engineering Controls Affect Risk?