How can we influence behaviour at work to maximise safety performance? Professor Andrew Sharman reveals that 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 … Read moreBetter Behavioural 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 … Read moreThe “Scared Straight” myth and what we should understand for Behavioural Change in Safety
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 … Read moreYou want Elite Performance?
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 … Read moreSome seasonal thoughts on goals and target setting
A kind of funny thing happened to me this morning, well it then turned to a bit of mild frustration too I guess! It was one of those mornings when I really needed a good coffee, you know that kind of feeling. But the jar was bare, no emergency supplies either so I had to … Read moreWhy I needed that Coffee, but Swiss Cheese too!
Why Training is a Large Part of Professional Development Training is one way workplace skills are built and new competencies create new opportunities. Many training programs start with a list of goals or learning outcomes; everything you should know when you finish the training. Depending on the way you learn, you might take notes, ask questions, … Read moreResidual Impact of Training
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!