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Accountability: A Dirty Word in Safety

Leaders must develop and master accountability to drive excellence in safety performance and culture.

Thinking About Complacency

WMATA's Richard Sarles believes the greatest threat comes from complacency, something I've also heard from SafeStart founder Larry Wilson and others.

Developing a Gung Fu Work and Lifestyle

Creatives have custom needs that differ from more "procedural," hands-on contributors. Elevating their mindsets is the name of the game.

Wellness Pays, Especially for Older Workers

Workplace health promotion programs cut average worker health costs by 18 percent, and even more for programs involving older workers.

Stop Trying to Create a Safety Culture

You already have one, but is it as effective as it could be?

Nine 'Secret' Keys to Unlock Breakthrough Results

High-results companies find creative and changing mechanisms for reviewing and reinforcing new mental and physical skillsets.

From Edicts to Discretionary Effort: Maturing Your Safety Culture

Never forget the criticality of integrating business thinking into the fabric of safety.

'When in Doubt, Confer'

Our final 2012 webinar reinforced the point that safety managers must use a team approach to address the potential for violence at their workplaces.



The Curve of Leadership

Plowing ahead without continuing to assess others' reactions often leaves them on the sidelines during an improvement process.

Simultaneous Safety

You can simultaneously make a positive impact on several types of injuries with one unified strategy. No question, this is a higher-level leadership skill.

The Coming Revolution in Home-Based Work

"It would surprise me if OSHA didn't involve itself in home-based work," says John Michael, vice president and general manager of Business Interiors by Staples.

Understanding the Roles of Behavior in Safety

How fast you go about evolving desirable safety culture behaviors is the difference in control and influence.

Leadership and Change Q&A

The quest for an absolute fail-safe -– when none exists -– can make leaders more vulnerable to being sold a bill of goods, with wild promises followed by crashing disappointments.

A Bargain at $2.5 Billion

One analyst said the refinery "needs relatively little maintenance" because much of its equipment is new, having been installed after the March 2005 explosion.

Coming Out of the Cold

To enter, just send me a description of work you're doing now or have recently done in a cold environment –- and your shoe size.

What Great Leaders Do

Cycle through the 12 Steps for Effective Leadership, each time with greater nuance, on a higher level.

Leading Habits

Provide consistent attention to the changes you want.

'The Next Revolution' is Almost Here

In a crashless world, U.S. emergency rooms won't have to treat more than 2 million crash victims per year as they do now.

Measuring Safety Excellence: A Practical Framework

What one measurement would provide the greatest insight and facilitate performance and cultural transformation?

Classical Leadership

Remember that everyone everywhere longs for something. Desire is the most elemental part of each person.