Why Zero Injuries Does NOT Always Mean Your Worksite is Safe

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Mind Matters! Dr. Boyce’s Recent Webcast Now Available as a Recording

Dr. Boyce's webcast through the American Management Association, recorded on March 21, 2012, is now available as a recorded session.  Entitled Mind Matters!  Getting Results through Psychology, the hour long webcast takes you on a brief journey through 3 schools of psychology that can help you make an immediate difference at your workplace.  If you missed the live broadcast, you can get more information about the webcast and make arrangements to listen to the recorded session by clicking on the following link: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Mind-Matters!.aspx Please also see the Psychology of Management post on our website for information on a 2-Day course that will build on the material that Dr. Boyce will only have the time to touch on during the webcast.  He will ...

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You are Experts in Your Business. We are Experts in Human Behavior. Together, We Can Make a Difference. (TM)

I consult to a variety of industries—mining, manufacturing, construction, health care, and many others that support these businesses.  So, it is not uncommon for me to be asked (better yet questioned) regarding my qualifications to serve as a consultant to a particular industry.  A common question from a prospective client might be: “you’ve not ever been a miner (or a construction worker, or an assembly line worker, etc.) so how can you help us with our safety, HR issues, corporate and site initiatives?”  Or, I might hear, “what we need is someone with more mining (or manufacturing or construction, etc.) experience.” My response to such inquiries is quite simple.  To the former I respond: “I don’t need to be an expert ...

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The Psychology of Management: Why People Do What They Do

Register now for Dr. Boyce's AMA course, the Psychology of Management: Why People Do What They Do.  Developed by Dr. Boyce exclusively for the American Management Association, this course will change the way you manage and lead.  Dr. Boyce will be teaching the first 3 scheduled sessions found here:    The Psychology of Management 2012.

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You Can Learn “A Lot From the First Storm” When You Practice Pure BBS

I just returned from my first experience at the Southeastern Regional Mine Safety and Health Conference. I send my sincere appreciation to all those who attended my talk on the Psychology of Safety Leadership. And, I want to thank the conference committee for inviting me to present. I was quite impressed with the venue and the sessions I had the pleasure of attending. James Spann, meteorologist for Birmingham's 33/40 ABC News, gave a particularly useful presentation on “preparedness”. Using the horrible rash of tornadoes that killed 252 people in the Birmingham area earlier this year as a backdrop, his message strongly applies to occupational safety. One thing he said really stood out to me. In describing the weather system he claimed, ...

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Upcoming Speaking Engagement in Alabama!

Mark your calendars for Noveber 8-10, 2011 for the Southeastern Regional Mine Safety and Health Conference to be held in Birmingham, Alabama. My talk, the Psychology of Safety Leadership, will be presented on Wednesday, November 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.  I hope to see you there! Mention this article to me at the conference and we'll enter you in to a raffle drawing for a complimentary 2-hour on-site or Skype consultation or 1-hour presentaiton. Click here for the conference web page.

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Now Accepting Speaking Engagements for 2012

Would you listen to a man who grew up in an academic environment, lived next to a national sports hero, took his first job at the age 15, plays rock n roll music, and holds a Ph.D. in behavioral psychology? Meet Dr. Thomas Boyce, a business consultant, author, educator, and musician who in just the past decade has published more than 20 articles on leadership and employee motivation, logged more than 3000 hours of on-site training and 1000 hours of post-secondary instruction, given more than 100 public presentations, and self-published a dozen original rock songs which are available on iTunes. According to Dr. Boyce “everyone can learn the basic principles of behavior such that they are able to improve quality of ...

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It’s All About Them!

Dr. Boyce's article, It's All About Them:  How a Focus on Others Can Nurture Your Ability to Motivate and Inspire, has been published in Motivated MagazineClick here to read the article and leave a comment.  The article  has been placed in the Lead section of the magazine which also contains a contribution by Deepak Chopra!  Intended for a broad audience of people that have leadership roles, you will find Dr. Boyce's thoughts to be useful if you serve as a manager, supervisor, teacher, coach, or parent.  It is also relevant for those involved in or considering Behavior-Based Safety.  For more information you can correspond with Dr. Boyce directly via e-mail at ted.boyce@cbsafety.com or through the contact page of the Center for ...

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Motivated Magazine!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Boyce will have an article published in Motivated Magazine on line.  Notable contributors to Motivated include: Sir Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Deepak Chopra, Bill Clinton, and Steve Wozniak. We will post a link to Dr. Boyce's article once it's available.  So, please be on the look out for our special announcement.

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Schedule Your Safety Check-Up Today!

I recently had my annual physical exam.  This yearly ritual always reminds me of the importance of checking to be sure everything is OK even when there are no outward symptoms of a problem.  The benefit is early detection and simpler intervention to restore health if a problem does exist.

The same process can benefit your safety program.  That is, you should routinely check leading indicators of safety success, even when no outward signs of a problem exist.  To help you accomplish this, we are offering a 1-day observational assessment as quick, simple alternative to our comprehensive safety culture assessment.

The 1-day observational assessment process typically involves having one of our Ph.D.-level consultants spend a day

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Is Your Facility Overdue for a Safety Check-Up?

Dr Boyce has an article published in the current issue of Mining Magazine.  The article describes the basic components of a safety culture assessment and gives readers a practical understanding of what to look for in a comprehensive evaluation of their workplace safety culture. Click here for a free copy of the article.

As many of our clients already know, you will always make better decisions when they are based on good information.  And, a well-done safety culture assessment will provide exactly this type of information.  If you would be interested in having Dr. Boyce conduct an assessment of your safety culture, please contact him directly at ted.boyce@cbsafety.com or by calling 775.232.3099.

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