The Critical Importance of Safety Leadership

In this video, Dr. Tom Krause discusses one of the most critical insights into safety leadership: Leaders who commit themselves to safety will transform organizational performance. He also gives examples of ways that organizations can instill this way of thinking into the safety aspect of every day business. Learn more about our approach to safety…

3 Things All Senior Leaders Need to Know About Safety

Organizations often suffer a disconnect between safety professionals and other leaders. Operational leaders are paid to assess situations and make decisions aggressively. They work in cycles of what is wrong and what it will take to fix it, and they are good at what they do. However, this drive can prove counterproductive to safety performance…

VIDEO: How Supporting Your Employees Improves Safety Performance

Research shows that one of the best ways to improve safety performance is to make sure that your employees are effectively supported. In this video, Dr. Tom Krause describes the various ways in which employees who are strongly supported by their organization and leadership will be better and safer employees. Learn more about our approach…

3 Characteristics of Strong Safety Leadership

Suppose you want to accelerate the safety performance of your organization, but you have limited resources to get started. You can only invest in one of the following strategies to improve safety: You could build a stronger safety culture, improve your safety management systems, build an inherently safer facility, reduce at-risk behavior, or strengthen safety…

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Safety Leadership: This CEO Had One Core Mission

Paul O’Neill was the CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 2000. Under his leadership, Alcoa’s market value increased from $3 billion in 1986 to $27.53 billion in 2000, while net income increased from $200 million to $1.48 billion. O’Neill began his first speech to Alcoa shareholders in 1987 by saying, “I want to talk to…

How to Undermine the Credibility of Safety Leadership in Your Organization

Organizational leaders are always in the process of seeking out and developing talented people who can take on responsibilities and attain objectives. The higher up you get the more important this becomes. If you could just find five people who could do what you can do, or what your top leader is doing, life would…

How to Make Unpopular Decisions: The Key to Good Leadership

Keri’s Dilemma: As the newly-hired head of sales at a family-owned company, Keri faced a challenge that had been ignored for far too long. Since its inception 25 years earlier, the owners had brought in only trusted family members and friends to work in the business. These people were smart, energetic, and available, but were…