Creating systems can help you save some of your most important knowledge. Recently I was told a story about a department head at a university who suddenly passed away. She didn’t leave her predecessor any notes or slides. With her died a wealth of knowledge that will never be recovered. This challenge is common. Instead … Read moreHow To Capture Knowledge
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 … Read moreThe “Special One” and our Emotional Needs!
Some good lessons to be applied to safety here too everyone! A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if … Read moreThe wise Professor looks after his Golf Balls!
In safety today, particularly in UK and the companies that I am lucky enough to work with, our Systems and Procedures are pretty much water tight. The Antecedents as Cooper calls them (HSG 48, 1999) are all there to influence our people to do what they should do to stay safe. However, human behaviour is not quite as … Read moreOld habits die hard – the big challenge for safety?
The fabulous BBC review of what has been an outstanding sporting year has reminded me that in business and especially in safety, we can apply many of the same principles that are used so effectively in sport to improve performance. Let’s look at some of the key themes of the night. Everybody from Bradley Wiggins … Read more2012 – Our Greatest Sporting Year