In safety critical industries we’ve been promoting the message for years of ‘speaking up’ when it comes to hazards, near misses, and incidents. However, in this presentation, based on my book "The Art of Persuasive Influence” I address how much safer we will be working in the next evolutionary stage of H&S- placing increased emphasis on the person being ‘spoken up’ to who needs to be ‘open to influence'.
As with all of my presentations, I interview relevant industry personnel in order to customize the following content to the context of the audience:
- The underlying reasons why people fail to listen
- The sales approach of leading and influencing health and safety
- The concepts of “Win/Win” and the “Benefits Approach”
- And ultimately, what the poor listener needs to do in order to be more “accepting of influence” which obviously extends far beyond health and safety
In this presentation I share my own dramatic journey of my father being involved in a work-related incident that changed our family forever. What might have happened if he had workmates that were prepared to speak out, and if he was the kind of guy that was open to their message, or as Dr John Gottman puts it “Being Open to Influence”?
This presentation delivers a strong case for this being the next chapter in the developmental journey of health and safety in the workplace and is also available as a Safety Leadership workshop (½-3 days).
Contact me now to talk further!