Monday, May 25, 2009

Swine viruses in the workplace?

What about the swine viruses in the workplace?

Character Based Training in the workplace

I am also doing two day advanced training on Character First Principles in the workplace. What a missing training programme in the workplace today. Just note the following statements:

“SA has the worst economic crime rate in the world – with asset misappropriation, money laundering, bribery and fraud topping the list of white collar crimes, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers global survey released this week.

SA is estimated to have lost more than R600m to economic crimes in the past two years, with analysts saying that this does not bode well for the country’s efforts to woo foreign investment.


Xtrata Mine have approached me in doing a assessment on their Behaviour Based Safety programme. During the audit I have used small focus groups as well as using a systems thinking, Theory of Constraints, Appreciate Inquiry methodology and investigating different worldviews on safety. What a project!

Establishing a safe and accident free working environment is one of the most demanding challenges facing management today.

Maintaining the desired standard, once it has been achieved, calls for an even greater degree of focus and commitment. Within this context, one of the most perplexing issues facing safety management is why after weeks and months of accident free operations, a string of accidents, sometimes with increasing frequency, will suddenly occur.

A thorough scrutiny and analysis of the situation often showed that approximately 90% of the accidents could be attributed to human behaviour, attitude or incorrect decisions... This makes sense and refers to the statement of Stephen Covey who said the following:

“I’m convinced that 90% of failures in life are character failures, not ability failures.”

Department of Education: Provincial Government Western Cape

Mr Eddie Kirsten Director Internal Human Capital Development on the left and Mr Brian Schreuder Deputy Director –General Curriculum Management on the right

During the past four months I have been involved training and coaching 40 of the top senior management with in the Department of Education: Provincial Government Western Cape on a two day training: EQ and facilitating perpetual Change as well as a two action learning individual coaching sessions based on series of questions on Leadership, interpersonal and analytical Competencies

The Learning outcomes:

Understand the role that EQ plays in effective leadership development
and organisational effectiveness
Understand the change process and how to lead change
Demonstrate the role of the leader as change agent to sell and maintain
organisational renewal

Two projects have been identified as part of measuring the impact namely Hammer of Justice and Building the Brand. See details on our website