Friday QuotesAn archive of the Boretti, Inc. Friday Quotes
“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.”
It’s better to recognize what’s going well, why, and engage to continually improve: nothing’s ignored and success is shared.
The stumbles along the way create opportunities. Eventually, a formula, or habit, that works for the leader emerges.
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
Mistakes will be made, undue risks taken; however, guiding a better organization is the role of safety.
Organizational systems, and within the safety systems, are designed to get work done efficiently and productively to achieve mission and share success: one thing they should never induce is fear.
Goals are set to provide a focus for the systems to achieve, but if barriers remain, the risk to perform is increased.
Paint the picture and engage the right team to make it happen. Like business plans, safety plans need to live off the page to be effective.
When faced with challenges, most will resist exploring opportunities to overcome, instead trying to return to the norm.
Change is that which breathes innovative thought in moving businesses and managerial systems forward.
In brief, leadership is taking a vision, creating a pathway, and coaching people along the way.
Stagnation, whether it be in the economy or in an organizational process, is the enemy of business. Safety, like business, must align and adapt.
Questions as to where safety fits within the organization challenge safety professionals on a regular basis.
You can’t fix something if you don’t know the problem, and this is where your strengths shine. Safety professionals know this and bring an invested strength to the organization so it can thrive.