How Effective Are Your Conversations About Risk? One of the reasons why Safety is so obsessed with: paperwork, systems and audits, is that it is so poor at conversation. In the Social Psychology of … [Read more...] about How Effective Are Your Conversations About Risk?
The challenge with effectiveness in conversations is disposition. How are you pre-disposed to the ‘other’ in approach, listening, reflecting and responding? Yes, skill development and technique are … [Read more...] about What Are Observation-Conversation Skills?
New Video Series on Safety Conversations With Jeff Lyth on A New View of Safety As part of my last visit to Canada Jeff Lyth and I decided to record some casual conversations and … [Read more...] about New Video Series on Safety
How was your break? This is the question most of us ask when meeting at the airport to fly to back to work or when the crew first arrives back on site from R&R. Is it just social etiquette, or … [Read more...] about How was your break?
‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it) It has become fashionable for organisations to use positive or leading indicators as a way to ‘measure’ their risk and safety … [Read more...] about ‘Measuring’ does things to people…. (and what to do about it)
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 … [Read more...] about The Art of Humble Inquiry as a Pathway to Safety Improvement
One of my favourites from the archives: The Fallible Factor and What to Do About It Being fallible doesn’t mean one is inevitably stupid, lazy, greedy or weak, there are as many advantages to being … [Read more...] about The Fallible Factor and What to Do About It
I have always loved the saying that an Expert is just a “has been drip under pressure” (Ex Spurt). However, this insightful new article by Rob Sams takes it wonderfully more deeper than that. … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Being an Expert