Darren Sutton

MSc Performance Psychology NEBOSH Diploma

Better Behavioural Safety?

How can we influence behaviour at work to maximise safety performance?  The answer lies in taking a broader view, listening to great leaders such as Nelson Mandela (Madiba), and learning from sporting greats like Andreas Iniesta, Steph Curry and Jonny Wilkinson. Behavioural Safety is a critical component of success for many thriving companies across a …

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All you leaders out there. Imagine if…?

All you leaders out there….Imagine if people in your organisation could do things exactly the way you wanted them to, automatically, without the need for you to constantly check on them or even issue orders. Sound good? This cracking little animated film is all about leadership and how to communicate your “intent” rather than having …

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The “Scared Straight” myth and what we should understand for Behavioural Change in Safety

Back in the late seventies and early eighties teenage crime in the USA was starting to become a real concern.  A famous (or now infamous) campaign was initiated to Scare Straight the teenagers who were considered the most likely to follow a life of crime.  They were taken in small groups to the most notorious …

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You want Elite Performance?

Over the summer I’ve had the time to talk with people from varied backgrounds across different working environments who are passionate about achieving excellence in their respective fields.  The conversation always comes round to how best they can influence or change a key behaviour or habit that will then translate into maximised performance. The Answer …

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Some seasonal thoughts on goals and target setting

As many of us may well be already starting to struggle with keeping to our well intentioned New Year resolutions, I thought it might be useful to highlight very effective ways of helping us stick to them and become much more likely to achieve our ultimate targets or goals. The great news is that the …

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The “Special One” and our Emotional Needs!

I’ve recently just watched a fascinating documentary about the “Special One” that is Jose Mourinho and how he manages to generate a unique atmosphere at the Clubs he has managed. He has enjoyed remarkable success in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain too by creating a new Culture very quickly within his working environment. Just how …

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