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Risk Intelligence of Leaders

Risk Intelligence of Leaders

Developing ‘Risk Intelligence’ in Leaders to Drive Safety Improvement

Leaders can, and must, influence the safety culture in their organization through their behavior, but measuring the characteristics that they need to perform this role can be a challenge. However, if the leaders ‘mindfulness’ of risk issues is enhanced and focused, the safety within the organization can be improved. The concept of ‘risk intelligence’ has emerged from research on the role of mindfulness and how we can learn from High Reliability Organizations. We have developed a tool to measure this quality both for individual leaders and a leadership team. This tool has been shown to drive safety improvement through changing leaders’ behaviors by challenging their perceptions and attitudes. The tool not only highlights areas to change in individual’s behaviors, but also identified organizational gaps to address to strengthen the implementation of safety management systems and safety culture, driving improvement throughout the organization.

Released: August 2014

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