Category: Blog

May 1, 2018

Anarchist? Leader! You Decide.

Autonomy, mastery and purpose – are these the keys to motivate people to improve safety and operational performance? Mike Goddu reviews Sidney Dekker’s new book and his safe to fail approach, and reflects on how JMJ’s approach and others cause a positive process of change in safety.
August 24, 2017
The Grenfell Tower Tragedy: Learning From Major Accidents Can Lead to Lasting Systemic Change

The Grenfell Tower Tragedy: Learning From Major Accidents can Lead to Lasting Systemic Change

One of our most experienced consultants (Gill Kernick) was deeply affected by the recent fire in the tower block in London. She works collaboratively to build the leadership capability to shape cultures and unlock potential and performance. Ensuring the voice of the front-line worker is heard by senior executives is a focus of her work, Gill has a passion for developing the leadership capability and culture needed to prevent major accidents.
April 28, 2017
The Hallmark of an Organization With a Great Safety Culture is How it Responds to Incidents

The Hallmark of an Organization with a Great Safety Culture is how it Responds to Incidents

Within days of that incident my close friend and JMJ Partner, Steve Lang, sent this photo and brief anecdote from a large operating and construction site in India:
March 5, 2017
How Opening Your Car Door like the Dutch Could Save Someone’s Life

How Opening Your Car Door like the Dutch Could Save Someone’s Life

Many car drivers do not check their surroundings while opening the door of their vehicle. Seeing if something is coming from behind before opening the door is crucial, one way to make sure that you always check your surroundings is to adopt and practice the simple technique called “Dutch Reach”.
July 7, 2016
A Significant Incident; A Change in Approach

A Significant Incident; A Change in Approach

It’s early Saturday morning and Somchai, a young Thai foreman, is tired, but alert. Promoted to his position and transferred recently, along with his crew, from a civil worksite to this old refinery in South Asia, he realizes he is anxious much of each working day.