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
How to Improve Safety culture Article by the late George Robotham A good safety culture is an elusive thing those responsible for safety management systems struggle to achieve. Culture is often defined as “The way we do things around here”. Schein (1990) defines organisational culture as the … [Read more...] about How to improve Safety culture
Rethinking Leadership in Risk It is easy to put up a blog or tweet and just about say anything as if any ‘noise’ and enthusiasm are helpful. Somewhere along the line there needs to be a balance of listening, respect and conversation between the amateur and expert view or the alienation will … [Read more...] about Rethinking Leadership in Risk
Risk and Safety Maturity There are many programs which advertise about ‘safety leadership’ and ‘safety culture’ but advocate little more than tightening up systems, vigilance in policing and raising penalties for non-compliance. Whilst systems, policing and compliance are important, they are not … [Read more...] about Risk and Safety Maturity
Safety Leadership Training Frustrated by the lack of quality training/studies currently available in the field of Safety Leadership and Risk Psychology, Dr Rob Long decided to set up his own Post Graduate Program. Having seen Rob in action, this promises to be a very enjoyable, enlightening and … [Read more...] about Safety Leadership Training
Safety Leadership Essentials A friend showed me a four day course they had to attend for their company titled ‘Safety Leadership’. As I looked through the materials I couldn’t see anything I thought resembled ‘leadership’ in safety. The course was cover to cover with the fundamentals of … [Read more...] about Safety Leadership Essentials
What is the ‘Hero Myth’? How is this Evident in Modern Management and Leadership Discourse? Unit 2 Essay – Graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Risk, Australian Catholic University. Lecturer: Dr Robert Long By: Andrew Thornhill Introduction The hero myth, appearing in writing since … [Read more...] about The Hero Myth in Modern Management
Latest must read by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith – first published here Safety Leadership: Enabler, Excuse or Doing Harm? I do not think that there is any serious view suggesting that “leadership” is not an important, if not the most important driver of safety performance. One of the main findings from … [Read more...] about Safety Leadership: Enabler, Excuse or Doing Harm?
The Pain of Reporting…article by Paul Nieuwoudt (first published here: http://leadership-observer.com/index.php/blog/where-is-safety-leadership-headed) – raises some interesting questions about our current approach to our safety management and incident reporting systems. More of Paul’s … [Read more...] about Where is Safety Leadership Headed?
The All Knowing Perfect Safety Specialist By James Parkinson from www.safety-consultant.com.au Just for the record, someone challenged me to write this. It’s just great to have a mentor and they do not know how much they are mentoring me or if they even know they are my mentor. Thanks. I was on a … [Read more...] about The All Knowing Perfect Safety Specialist