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March 2021

By Josh Williams, Ph.D. We have spent years working with organizations to improve safety leadership. This includes extensive coaching, training, and safety culture assessments. During assessments, we spend many hours with employees at all organizational levels getting safety feedback via interviews, focus groups, walkarounds, surveys, and other sources. We’ve also done front-line safety culture training for two decades. During this time, we’ve heard many recurring themes from employees about how to improve safety leadership. Here is a Top 10 list of recommendations for improvement from the perspective of front-line employees.   1. Don’t Blame People When They Get Hurt Some management groups use

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By Eric Michrowski and Eduardo Lan While the current pandemic introduced many critical business and safety challenges, in many organizations it became a catalyst for leaders to drive significant positive progress against key safety leadership competencies. A few safety leaders expressed how their organization made 6 years of safety leadership progress in the span of 6 weeks. In a recent study of senior executives and executive safety leaders that our Propulo Science team conducted, a few very positive themes emerged across a variety of industries: 88% reported an increase in leaders actively caring since the start of the pandemic;84% reported an increase in

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By Josh Williams, Ph.D. Organizational leaders are often looking for “the next big thing” when it comes to safety improvement. This is good! We should all be striving for continuous improvement. Unfortunately, we may abandon lessons learned from the past in search of future improvement. For many years, Tiger Woods famously revamped his near-perfect swing in search of perfection. This resulted in a major slowdown in his collection of major championships. For all leaders, it is important to build on past successes when implementing new improvement efforts. For many years, cognitive approaches were used to influence employee attitudes for safety. Recent developments

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