PERSPECTIVES

Thoughts, insights & perspectives that spark ideas and challenge assumptions.
Behind every frustration is a commitment.

Behind every frustration is a commitment.

I met with the head of safety for a global oil services company last week, John. John was very proud of the difference that he had made at the company, and indeed to me it was clear he had made huge progress in both getting the numbers of people being injured down and...

Safety as an Enabler of Performance

Safety as an Enabler of Performance

The above photo is the iconic shot of 11 steel workers as they take a break, perched on what was to become the 69th floor of Rockefeller Center in 1932. This building’s construction, along with many other New York buildings, unfortunately claimed many peoples’ lives....

The Future of Safety is Why-Based

The Future of Safety is Why-Based

In recent years, many people have become dissatisfied with the amount of energy and effort spent on safety, which increasingly doesn’t generate the performance expected. It often seems like we are continuing to put more and more in, and are getting less and less out....

The Goosebumps Test

The Goosebumps Test

(This post is part 1 of a four-part series which describe the foundational pillars of Why-Based Organisations. The topic of this first part is "Start With Why") You know those organisations that just seem to be on a special mission? The people there seem to exude...