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Reflections of a ‘Doer’ Does learning more about ourselves help us to better understand and influence others? I’ve learnt that if we are going to change the way things are done in risk and safety that the focus needs to be more on ‘influencing’ than ‘controlling’. In this piece, I’d like to explore the concept of learning ...… Read the rest of the article

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Humanising Workers Compensation – Conversation on the Couch with Rob and James In this 2 part video series, a couple of our authors, Rob Sams and James Ellis, have a chat about the dehumanizing discourse in the field of workers compensation and how it dis-empowers injured workers by removing their choices and hinders their ...… Read the rest of the article

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Talking Risk Video–The Unconscious In Communication Another great conversation on the Couch between two of our authors Rob Sams and Max Geyer - this is such a great explanation of the interaction between our conscious and non conscious minds...great practical examples too thanks Max n Rob. The video starts with Max describing a recent social experiment ...… Read the rest of the article

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Situational Awareness and Human Error

by Dave Collins
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Situational Awareness and Human Error An interesting article by Sidney Dekker on the Safety Differently Blog: Is It 1947 Yet? Neither Lieutenant Nathan Poloski’s body, nor his F/A-18 Hornet were ever found in waters almost three miles deep. All that was located in the Western Pacific after his fighter jet collided with another from the same aircraft carrier ...… Read the rest of the article

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What Makes A Good Safety Leader?

by Mark Taylor
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What Makes A Good Safety Leader? By Mark Taylor – see his previous very popular articles here Inspirational safety leaders are reflective and critical thinkers who are able to envision health and safety as a creative enterprise for social, cultural, and individual good, and not simply as a means to transmit knowledge, duplicate systems and reproduce traditional ...… Read the rest of the article

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Talking Risk Video–Anti-Fragility

by James Ellis
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Talking Risk Video–Anti-Fragility Dave Whitefield and James Ellis have a conversation on the couch around the concept of anti-fragility. They pose the question: “What is the opposite of fragile?” The answer is not what we would normally assume. The guys discuss the concept of exposure to stress and risk actually ...… Read the rest of the article

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The Repression of Uncertainty

by Dr Rob Long
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I recently republished this on Linkedin Pulse where it inspired some very positive comments, be sure to check out the 20 keys to maturing in safety leadership at the end of the article: If you are a Parent, a Partner, a Leader or a Safety Person then you have learned, the hard way, that people cannot be controlled, engaged ...… Read the rest of the article

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