Paul Lyndon - Diona - Working together to stay safe. Ownership/responsibility and the role of a leader


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Paul Lyndon delivered the presentation at the 2014 Safety in Action Conference Sydney.

The 2014 SIA Sydney Safety Conference at Sydney Olympic Park featured a wide range of practical case studies directly from the organisations involved with developing their health, safety and wellness protocols. Learn from their experiences and take back techniques for the enhancement of your own WHS policy.

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Paul Lyndon - Diona - Working together to stay safe. Ownership/responsibility and the role of a leader

  1. 1. Engaging the worker- A leadership model Working together to stay safe Owner / Responsibility and the role of a leader Working together to stay safe
  2. 2. Background • Age: 51 • Professional qualifications- • Masters Science OHS&EM • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment • Advanced Return To Work Coordinator- WorkCover • Accredited Auditor- Safety, Quality and Environment • ICAM Investigation • Yoga Teacher 28 years • Industries- Health- Hospitals, Aged Care, Disabilities, Telecommunications, Electrical and Civil Engineering • Current Role- • National Safety Manager Diona P/L (Civil Construction) • • Professional Award- • NSW Safety Professional of the Year 2013
  3. 3. Be different Passion
  4. 4. What makes a Leader? • Inspires • Engages • Demonstrates • Commitment • Interdependent • Vision/Act • Drive • Organised • Skills • Passion • Is willing to make a difference
  5. 5. Leadership • Leadership is an Action, not a Position. Donald H. McGannon • One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an Emergency. John Glassgow • The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. Max DePree • We must become the change we want to see. Mahatma Gandhi • Tell me and I will forget; show me and I will remember; involve me and I will understand. Chinese Proverb
  6. 6. Transactional v Transformational  Drives employees  Depends on authority  Inspires fear  My way or the highway  Knows how it is done  Commands  Says “I”  Mentors  Empowers  Demonstrates  Educates  Develops  Asks  Leads by example
  7. 7. Am I a Leader? • What do I bring to the table? • What do I need to bring to the table? • Skill Set • Work • Family • Interests • Effective communication
  8. 8. Challenges we face in leading the team? • Personalities • Production • Buy in from management • Getting people on the bus • Commitment from individuals • Ownership and responsibility • Communication • Motivation
  9. 9. What are we going to do about it? • Who am I? • Who are the good leaders/role models in our lives? • Leadership style- Transactional/Transformational • Self assess • Training/courses • Research • Tailoring leadership to suit • Research
  10. 10. What are my- • Principals • Attitudes • Beliefs • Values • Perceptions
  11. 11. Do I understand the people I am leading ? • Who are they? • What is their background? • Who were the influences in their lives? • Get to know the people in the organisation • One on one talks • Time out • Thank you
  12. 12. What can we do that is different? ‘Safety is a Team Sport’ ‘Be a Team Player’ • Discuss the game plan before you start • We all have a role to play in safety • Training improves safety • Tackle hazards and control the workplace • Eliminate the opposition • Substitute when needed • Always wear the team uniform • Wear protection to prevent injury • Win the game by arriving home safely
  13. 13. Use your skills
  14. 14. Ownership & Responsibility Cycle Project Manager Vision Plan Lead by example Stay safe Project Engineer Planning Communication Set standards Lead by example Supervisor Communicate Lead by example Team work Lead by example Workers Take ownership and responsibility Do tasks safely Lead by example
  15. 15. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.
  16. 16. Good Leaders say- THANK YOU to their team and appreciate the effort people put in.