Friday QuotesAn archive of the Boretti, Inc. Friday Quotes
As safety evolves within our organizations, many leaders still question how safety fits within the construct so that it is a viable, sustainable and productive part of the organization.
When a problem occurs, leaders tend to rush to solve the problem. What may seem like a time-saving, position-affirming tactic many times leads to other issues.
“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.