Building on the highly customized Courageous Leadership for Health & Safety training program we designed for Barrick Gold (see July 2006, December 2006, and December 2007 issues – The CLEMMER Group’s training and consulting division has been rapidly expanding our offerings and expertise in this area. As word of the dramatic results of Barrick’s program (75% reduction in safety incidents over three years) spreads, I’m having more conversations with health and safety professionals as well as senior executives about The CLEMMER Group helping them improve their safety performance.

But far too many leaders don’t get the difference between “sheep dipping” people throughout their organization in a training program and truly shifting the culture and daily leadership behaviors.

See Health and Safety Bolt-on Programs or Built-In Processes from the August 2003 issue for a deeper look at this critical distinction. The article also has a “commitment continuum” that is central to Barrick defining expected leadership behavior and one of the keys to their success. You can also watch me presenting this difference in a nine-minute video clip at (scroll down to “Quality and Safety Leadership”.)