Today we start a new series with Dr. Jenna Valentine. In Part 1 of 3, Dr. Valentine discusses the “Happiness Factor” and how that impacts organizational function, especially safety. Jenna focuses on things we can do to improve happiness, thus improving organizational function and safety. Dr. Valentine (DACM, LAc) is a speaker, holistic wellness coach and practitioner. As a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist, with additional certification in functional medicine, Jenna is committed to uncovering practical and accessible methods for integrating health and wellness seamlessly into our fast-paced lives. We’re sure you’ll enjoy part 1 of our series with Dr. Valentine.
Risks in business are not perceived as something to avoid; rather, action is taken based upon the acceptable calculated level. The risks of opportunity yield positive outcomes. Using safety to further a business effort is a risk worth taking.
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.
In our 3rd and last Client Side Chat series, James chats with Sondra Lavoie, CSP, ASP, CHST, on Women in Safety: the barriers and how to overcome them. In this episode, Sondra discusses some of the biases uniquely faced by women in safety, setting up boundaries, and saying “yes and” as a way of saying no. Sondra discusses her success such as getting out into the field to overcome perceptions and being viewed as a safety professional: fair and as an equal. Sondra also discusses the workforce and organizational cultures and how they need to change. Check out this episode to learn about the challenges women in safety face and how everyone can help make the workplace fair.
World class achievement is a perpetual endeavor. Although each step that seems out of reach, forethought and willingness to change can strive to make it happen.