“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

Jun 10, 2022 | Friday Quotes

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

– Booker T. Washington

Sometimes it seems like our organizations concentrate only on metrics: numbers for performance, profitability, etc. Successful businesses remember that while metrics are important, talent is the real reason behind the numbers, and the best comes forward when barriers to performance are removed. For safety, I’ll paraphrase Matthew Hibbs, a recent student in the Corporate Safety Management course I just recently taught: “(safety performance) transformation occurs when organizational initiatives remove OSH related burdens on employees.” Imagine how much more passionately and efficiently one can work with hazards addressed higher in the hierarchy of controls.

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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.

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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