The Paradox of “Lifesaving Rules”

The Paradox of “Lifesaving Rules” Guest Post by Danny Fay As part of my assignment in Unit 5 of the Diploma in Social Psychology of Risk, I am evaluating the paradox of “Lifesaving Rules” against the five principles of collective mindfulness as developed by Professor Karl Weick. Collective mindfulness is an acceptance of equivocality; understanding …

Learning Wisdom from the Collective Unconscious

Learning Wisdom from the Collective Unconscious It was C.G Jung who named the ideas, language, aesthetics, art, dance, myth, symbols, values, artefacts and song shared between cultures as the ‘collective unconscious’. It is in these that we find the true meaning of culture. In 2018 I was asked to give a keynote address at a …

Is Safety “a few tools short of a toolbox”?

Is Safety “a few tools short of a toolbox”? Guest post by one of the USA based students in The Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk (CLLR) online program https://cllr.com.au/online-courses-overseas-students/ Collective mindfulness is an acceptance of equivocality; understanding that all possible outcomes cannot be known and that the environment is continually changing (a concept …

Achieving Due Diligence through Collective Mindfulness

I’m really pleased to have permission to publish this short piece by Narelle Stoll, submitted as part of her studies at the Centre of Leadership Learning in Risk (see the CLLR training calendar for 2018 here). I hope you will have a good read and provide here with some questions, support and encouragement in the …

Strategic Business Plans, hierarchically driven

Strategic Business Plans, hierarchically driven – who are the real experts? by Dennis Millard   When companies develop safety plans for work scopes, they tend to utilise who they consider to be the experts for the task. Even today we notice key managers, leaders and safety personnel are the ones mainly relied upon to develop …