7 Traits Culture of Safety Performers Possess

Have you, as a leader, established a culture of safety in the workplace? Leadership is not a position. It is an attitude – management is the position. One has nothing to do with the other. Safety, too, is an attitude. What is a culture of safety? A culture of safety is a state of mind and a way of living your life. Safety is the result. Safety is the choice in every moment of every day. Those with a safety leadership attitude who promote a culture…

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Recognition & Corrective Action: How Do You Measure Up?

A client once told me her supervisor had asked if she needed anything to help her accomplish her job. She said, “No, but every once in awhile it would be nice to hear thank you and receive a little recognition for doing good work.” Her supervisor told her, “We don’t say ‘thank you’ or ‘good job’ because it demotivates staff and makes them complacent.” Really? I worked with some of the most hard-nosed soldiers the Canadian Army ever produced. When they gave you an “attaboy,” it…

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Motivation Sins: Get Off Of The Naughty Boss List

Who do you look to for motivation? For many of us, it's our leaders we go to when we need that push to get things done. If you're the leader, how motivated (or not) your team is, can come down to how you lead. Motivation Sins So ask yourself: are you guilty of these motivational sins? 1. Supervising by merely giving orders, especially in the form of emails Remember: Positive personal and human contact raises morale. Lack of personal communication with employees will put you out…

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