Health and Safety Leadership Strategy
How Authentically Inclusive Leaders Inspire Employees to Achieve Extraordinary Results
- Available for pre-order on May 8, 2023. Item will ship after May 29, 2023
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The purpose of this book is to awaken leaders to the unique opportunities now present in the areas typically delegated to Health and Safety. It is a strategy to utilize existing resources to fully develop and engage human potential to catapult business achievement. The confluence of COVID-19, the resulting burnout, the attention on diversity, equity and inclusion generated by the Black Lives Matter movement and the ‘great resignation’ continues to create openings to fundamentally change how we address personal development, sustainable growth and social responsibility. The argument within is that the better we manage the social aspects of the organization, the better our business results.
Elucidating to the reader the societal shifts of workplace culture in recent years, this text expertly analyzes the importance of mental health in the workplace, whilst also explaining how management and HR departments can improve. It examines who is responsible for generating psychological safety and provides relationship strategies that will improve performance. The critiques in this text establish why it is imperative for business leaders to concentrate on how their company culture affects their employees, and whether their employees feel safe, seen and supported. The concepts and practices in this book are the ones that leaders have used across the ages to create commitment, accountability, and excellence. Managers will benefit from a deeper understanding of how these issues impact every aspect of organizational performance.
This book is essential reading for executives, leaders and those interested in leadership. They could be in the C-suite, operations, health and safety and HR. It is also directly relevant to organization development and change management specialists interested in including safety within their practice.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2. THE INCLUSIVE LEADER
CHAPTER 3. THE SOCIETAL SHIFTS REDEFINING THE ACCEPTABLE WORKPLACE
CHAPTER 4. PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK AND MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER 5. THE SECRET LIFE OF HUMAN SOCIAL SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 6. PEOPLE CENTERED CHANGE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 7. A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE VALUE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
CHAPTER 8. RELATIONSHIP STRATEGIES THAT IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER 9. SAFETY AND HEALTH—AN EMERGENT LEADERSHIP STRATEGY
CHAPTER 10. GETTING TO INCLUSION AND BELONGING
APPENDIX A: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP PRACTICES
APPENDIX B: THE CONFRONTATION MEETING
APPENDIX C: TIPS FOR LEADERS ON GENERATING GROUP PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY
Rosa Antonia Carrillo, president of Carrillo and Associates, is an internationally recognized leader in creating transformational change with a focus on the safety, environment and health function. Since 1995 she has authored ground-breaking articles in the safety field and consulted in many countries across multiple industries on the topic of safety leadership. Edgar H. Schein recommended her book The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership as required reading for anyone wanting to understand safety culture.
"This is an important book detailing the core principles of organizational development state of the practice. As Carrillo correctly points out, the COVID-19 pandemic was a global event that cracked the barrier to significant systemic change. Moreover, we are still experiencing the changes from psychological 'languishing' to 'laying flat' and the great resignation phenomenon. However, the pace of change is increasing, and her book is THE field manual on navigating the turbulent social psychological waters. Although she and I perhaps use slightly different terms to center the need for 'safety and health concerns, our messages are the same. I wholeheartedly endorse her message that systemic thinking, integration of people and technical systems, and trust-based leadership are the critical ingredients to the new arrangement of people in time and space. Well-being is the goal and intentionally designing our social networks is the means to becoming 'future ready. Get this book, read it and meditate upon the wisdom. This one has got to go in your backpack for the journey forward."
Charles E. Grantham Ph.D., MSH, FAIS, APF
"When failures in your high-risk operation are intolerable, how will you ensure success? Like many, I’ve known for years that efforts toward strengthening diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging were vital to enabling success in our complex operations. Elusive as these pursuits are, in this book, Rosa shares insights and wisdom from a career dedicated to helping organizations meet these human needs. The techniques and tools are certain to help you sustain the ever-changing relationships and conversations that power our success at critical steps and beyond. Thank you Rosa!"
James Marinus, Co-author of Critical Steps, Operations, high reliability and resilience consultant
"This book does a superb job of highlighting the significant issues and challenges that many industries and businesses are facing today. Rosa Carrillo has done an outstanding job of researching and shedding light on the causes of disfunction in modern social systems. She deals with many topics that are not well understood and addressed in current organizational management practice – included in this is the evolving nature of change management, leadership and employee engagement. The author masterfully deals with the role and potential of leadership and relationships to address the complex issues at the heart of organizational performance. This book is a highly significant contribution to the literature on developing human potential and has much to offer to practitioners, scholars and organizations by providing expert insights into where changes are needed and where solutions lie. I highly recommend it."
Brett Read, Co-author of the Amazon best seller, Safety Performance Reimagined.
"This book supplies the missing pieces for a holistic safety program. In particular, the discussions around Psychosocial Hazards (PSH) and the real impact they have on a safety culture were eye opening."
Matthew Coward, Team Lead, Former Nuclear Power Plant Refueling Outage Manager
"Rosa Antonia Carrillo has penned a remarkable book. She has taken the often-misunderstood concepts of Psychological Safety, Engagement, Diversity and Equity and with data as her guide turned these charged ideas into common sense leadership tools. The book is clear, to the point, and agenda free. In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, Health and Safety Leadership Strategy will clear away the clutter and is a must read for anyone serious about leadership."
David J Dunnington, Executive Coach, CEO, Our Best Work