“Have a vision. Be demanding.”

Feb 10, 2023 | Friday Quotes

“Have a vision. Be demanding.”

— Colin Powell

Having a vision helps the organization thrive by focusing efforts and resources, including people, towards a common achievement. As time goes on, changes have to be made to remain relevant to the marketplace. For safety professionals, being demanding might be considered to be regulatory and technically advanced, and while that knowledge is of great use, true value is in organizational alignment and being flexible to change. See the direction, anticipate the change, and drive the direction with engagement.

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I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Organizations, like people, are not infallible. To succeed requires diligence and, in some cases, grit. Safety integrated into the organization requires understanding the end user and how it will be used. Misses will happen: improve from each one.

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