By Brian Darlington (co-author of IT WORKS) - First published here: https://sheqmanagement.com/the-kings-coronation/ My wife and I were spending a couple of days in Lisbon for a weekend away, planning to visit some of our favourite sites. Not being royalists, we were not that keen to spend the day … [Read more...] about THE KING’S CORONATION
Semiotics, Semiology and Safety Sense Dr Rob Long from www.humandymensions.com talks about the power of symbols in response to this recent article See also Symbols Have Power When looking for a metaphor or icon to explain safety what do you think might be a thoughtful and intelligent choice for a … [Read more...] about Semiotics, Semiology and Safety Sense
Listening to the Symbols of Christmas A good way to discern what someone is talking about is to listen to their language, words spoken and unspoken. If someone is talking about ‘learning’ or ‘culture’ and doesn’t speak about embodiment, the unconscious, mystery, wisdom, symbolism, mythology, … [Read more...] about Listening to the Symbols of Christmas
A myth is not a fairy tale or fiction but a false belief made true by ‘anchoring' to a symbol. Myths/symbols are not historically or scientifically true but are made true by the mythical proposition of the symbol. We saw this in the last blog about posture. Despite dozens of safety text books that … [Read more...] about Myth and Symbols in Safety
The world just witnessed the Coronation of King Charles III. Whether you are a monarchist or not doesn’t matter for the purposes of this discussion. One thing you cannot ignore about the coronation is the importance of Semiotics, Symbols, Icons, Myths, Ritual and Gestures as the foundation and … [Read more...] about For the Monarchists of Safety
We know in the study of culture, that culture cannot be conceptualised or learned propositionally. This is why Safety is so happy to declare culture non-understandable, ‘cloudy’ and confusing (eg. Hopkins, Busch etc.). Just don’t talk about it. When you take an engineering and behaviourist lens … [Read more...] about Gesture and Symbol in Safety, the Force of Culture
It is interesting that the concept of myth stirs up Safety so much, especially when there is no study of myth or symbol in any safety curriculum globally. If you want to know about myth and symbol and how they operate in the unconscious and collective unconscious Mind, one can start researching … [Read more...] about Why is Myth so Scary to Safety?
How To Be Safe! The Dr Seuss Way! One of the wonders of fallibility (https://www.humandymensions.com/product/fallibility-risk-living-uncertainty/ ) is learning through trial and error. Trial and error learning is experiential, practical, felt, real and a common mode of focus for children’s … [Read more...] about How To Be Safe! The Dr Seuss Way!
What’s in a Symbol? No Big Deal eh Safety? We learned recently in the trial of Ben Roberts-Smith that a photo of him wearing the ‘crusaders symbol’ was doctored by the Department of Defence in 2011. Ben Roberts-Smith was a corporal in the SAS at the time and has been awarded the Victoria Cross. Mr … [Read more...] about What’s in a Symbol? No Big Deal eh Safety?
One of the lessons of the Black Lives Matter Movement is that symbols matter. With symbols comes power. Recently, we have seen statues torn down (blacklives-matter-protests-why-are-statues-so-powerful), monuments defaced … [Read more...] about It’s Only a Symbol