They’re Only Words….. Aren’t They?

They’re Only Words….. Aren’t They? Republished by request - Check out the new book by Rob Sams “Words provide a voice to our deepest feelings. I tell you, words have started and stopped wars. Words have built and lost fortunes. Words have saved and taken lives. Words have won and lost great kingdoms. Even Buddha …

Incommensurability and Discourse in Risk

Incommensurability and Discourse in Risk One of the most important concepts discussed by Feyerbend, Laktos, MacIntyre and Kuhn is that of incommensurability. Incommensurability refers to incongruence and misunderstanding between linguistic structures. What this means is that disciplines are limited in what can be understood outside of their own discipline. One’s language limits one’s understanding and …

Corks on the quills of an Echidna = Safe–Really?

Corks on the quills of an Echidna = Safe; Really?   I really enjoyed this post and the “points” by Max Geyer on his blog VIAMAX CONSULTING . Another example of over zealous zero harm style risk control creating a greater risk – how would the poor echidna defend itself from predators now?!! I have …

Talking Risk Videos – Humanising Workers Compensation

Humanising Workers Compensation – Conversation on the Couch with Rob and James In this 2 part video series, a couple of our authors, Rob Sams and James Ellis, have a chat about the dehumanizing discourse in the field of workers compensation and how it dis-empowers injured workers by removing their choices and hinders their recovery. …

Perfectionism in Leadership Discourse Part 1

I’m excited and honoured to present Max Geyer’s paper from the recent Psychology of Risk Conference held in Sydney. WARNING: the inbuilt message may disturb some people who are still holding onto the Zero Harm mantra.  For others it may provide some ammunition to help counter the binary argument “if you are not for Zero, …