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Safety as a Result: The Role of the Leader
Description: RESULTS! Every organization strives to produce results. Quantifiable results measured in a multitude of ways. Some organizations consistently achieve those results and others consistently miss the mark. This program looks at how the results produced are driven by three critical elements of success: our values, our behaviors, and our culture.
Personal values and organizational values are often professed yet rarely defined and discussed. As part of the session, we will explore these values and how they connect to the each person. More importantly, each person in the room will have the opportunity to speak to others about a particular value, what it means to them, and how it influences the ‘way we do things around here’. If we do not have clarity in what the values mean to us and the ability to communicate that clarity, we will inevitably lose credibility with others who are holding us accountable to their own definition.
Effective leadership can be defined in many ways. Yet when asked to create a list of characteristics of an effective leader and an ineffective leader, most people produce similar words. In other words, we know it when we see it. By capturing these descriptors, we can show how the same behaviors can appear on both lists depending on the needs of the follower. This is one of the reasons why effective leadership is so difficult because there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. This discussion leads us into the role the leader plays in creating the culture.
When people want to know what the culture is, they look at the leaders. We define ‘culture’ simply as, ‘the way we do things around here’. It is this culture that produces the results, good or bad. So what is the magic culture that will produce the desired results? There are hundreds of books written by successful business people that explain the culture they created for their successful business. Unfortunately, that culture worked for them, it may not work for you. The key is to figure out what are the key elements of the culture that will work and then work relentlessly to achieve them. The first step is to change from a ‘Be Safe’ mentality to a ‘Be Successful’ mentality to create safety as a result.

Identifying Cultural Hazards: 4 Clues Your Organization Is Out of Balance
Description: Traditional health and safety risk assessments are focused on hazard identification. But what if the hazards are not physical or chemical? What if they are cultural? How can you identify cultural hazards that have a profound affect on safety, productivity, and quality? In this session, you will examine systems that degrade trust and credibility, learn the most effective methods to identify latent elements that signal a culture at risk without spending thousands of dollars and hours on a cultural assessment, and take away tools to help minimize these cultural pressures. Participants will leave with a greater ability to identify the pit-falls in their own organization’s safety program, and the logic-based tools necessary to build an organization of balance and long-term success.

Six and ½ Simple Tools to Prove Value, Gain Cooperation and Save Lives
Description: In this always-popular presentation, author and speaker Rodney Grieve enlightens and entertains as he provides 6½ simple, effective tools to prove value, gain cooperation, and save lives. Rodney’s sessions are based on years of hands-on experience, observing “the good, the bad and the ugly” of safety management. They are packed full of facts, stories, humor, and participant exercises that deliver the information necessary to defend profits and protect employees. Through his captivating and energetic style, Rodney Grieve motivates managers to move from profit-eating compliance to profit-saving improvements, exposing the myths of traditional safety management along the way. Companies that implement just a few of the tools he presents consistently report an immediate, positive impact on their safety programs. After hearing Rodney’s message, attendees of this session will not only think differently about workplace safety, they will be armed with the tools necessary to create change.