Leadership

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    Pursuing workplace wellbeing through authentic leadership

    By being open, honest and vulnerable in their interactions at work – and genuinely seeking and valuing the input of employees – leaders can develop a workplace atmosphere where trust and respect flourish, in turn supporting the wellbeing, engagement and performance of their teams.

    By Dr Audrey Fleming, British Safety Council on 26 April 2024

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    1 in 2 workers plan to quit their job because of their manager

    Poor management could be behind the UK’s productivity problem, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has said after it found that half of employees who do not ‘rate’ their manager plan to quit their jobs.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 November 2023

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    Keeping it real

    What is authentic leadership and what can authentic leaders do for teams and workplace culture?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 September 2022

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    Jacqueline O’Donovan: leading the way in waste and recycling

    Made an OBE this year in recognition for her services to Recycling, Safety and Industry, Jacqueline O’Donovan has been managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd since the age of 19. Safety Management meets her to learn the secrets of her success.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 October 2023

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    More control over tasks lowers risk of heart disease in workers, finds study

    Employees with bosses who micromanage them are at greater risk of heart attack than those given more flexibility and control over tasks, a new study has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 November 2023

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    Mentorship programme to help women ‘break down barriers’ into health and safety careers

    The women's safety group, SOWSHEA, has initiated a new career development programme to equip African young women with safety and leadership skills with the support of British Safety Council.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 September 2023

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    Interview with Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council’s new Chair

    Safety Management catches up with Peter McGettrick as he joins the British Safety Council as its new chair. We find out about his priorities for the organisation, what challenges lie ahead and the work he’s most looking forward to doing.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 October 2021

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    Business resilience and wellbeing

    Broadly speaking, resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt quickly and respond well to a crisis. That means being prepared to deal with an unforeseen or predictable event. This could be anything from your superstar employee moving to your competitor, new legislation forcing you to make sweeping changes to your products, or a major global health or economic crisis, like Covid.

    By Mike Robinson FCA on 18 October 2021

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    Neal Stone: there is a case for unity

    Matthew Holder speaks to Neal Stone about the need for unity to resist a more dangerous world being thrust upon us. Neal is head of policy and governance at McOnie and served for many years as director of policy at the British Safety Council.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 October 2020

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    Two thirds of young doctors 'don't feel supported by management'

    England’s chief medical officer has spoken out against what she calls a ‘lack of humanity’ and support for young doctors working in the NHS.

    By on 10 September 2019