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Reaching Out to Friends and Family

First prize and $10,000 went to developers of an app named Lifeline that will be launched before this year's hurricane season.

Stop Saying Safety Is First

The challenge for many organizations has to do with understanding how to hold others proactively accountable for safety performance, which is different than safety results.

Leadership Alchemy

The job of the leader is alchemical, to "make something from nothing or very little."

Uncivil Discourse

What to do or not do about an employee's Facebook rant may be a tough call.

The Practice of Leadership

It's the other side of Paul McClellan, his approach, that we can all learn from to improve as leaders.

The Bully's Pulpit

In how many workplaces is the safety director being insulted, threatened, or possibly worse just for doing the job?

Shortcut Safety Leadership

Wise strategists understand shortcuts are not their enemy.

Boosting Your Safety Immune System

Perhaps to the four current E's of Safety (Engineering, Ergonomics, Education, Enforcement), leaders should add a fifth, "Ecology."



Promising AI

It's a breathtaking idea that appeals to the science fiction fan in me.

The Light of Leadership

Anger-driven leadership wastes energy through indiscriminate rants and raves.

Awash in Prescription Meds

Both DEA and CDC consider the prescription painkiller explosion an epidemic.

Secrets of Turnaround Training

While training is not the prescription for every problem, it can be a potential catalyst for significant improvements.

15 Years Online

Tell me which topics appeal to you for our 2012 virtual events' webinars.

12-Step Leadership

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

Unmanaged Risk in the Gulf

The report warns us that even a giant energy producer may ignore warnings and fail to analyze risks properly.

Higher Leadership Math

Malcolm Gladwell referred to "The Law of the Few" -- that it takes only a few of the right people to champion an idea that virally ignites change.

How's Your Workload?

Researchers are showing a renewed interest in studying workload factors and looking for efficient ways to evaluate it.

SPOTY Applicants Wanted

Oct. 31 is the deadline for safety professionals to apply in the 10th Annual Safety Professional of the Year competition.

Clearing Six Roadblocks to Change

It's critical to first formulate and then transmit what you specifically wish to see changed, to what degree, by when and who, with what resources.

Kyra Bussanich, pastry chef at Crave Bake Shop, with columnist Robert Pater.

Gluten-Free Leadership

Here are recipes for leaders who wish to mix, then bake the strongest possible performance in themselves and others.