Developing Safety Leadership

How do you lead the journey from a culture in which safety’s priority shifts depending on the latest injury (or lack thereof) to one in which the vigilance never lets up? As a leader, how do you know whether during the third shift, at 3 a.m., in your most remote facility, people are making decisions that put safety first? How do you even know where to start?

Despite the critical importance of safety leadership, many leaders don’t fully recognize their own influence. The reaction is understandable. Leaders are, after all, human – and safety issues can be highly complex. DEKRA Insight’s renowned leadership development approach helps bridge the divide between concerned leader and great safety leadership. Our diagnostic tools, executive coaching, and change management tools help you turn your vision for great safety leadership into reality by helping you:

  • Equip senior leaders with the knowledge to lead safety effectively
  • Develop transformational coaching and leadership skills
  • Create consistency and alignment among all organizational leaders
  • Implement streamlined safety practices that don’t add extra work
  • Drive safety performance from your personal values
  • Inspire people to commit to the company’s objectives
  • Cultivate communication skills appropriate to each leadership level
  • Embed vital safety practices into the fabric of your organization
  • Assess individual leaders’ strengths and opportunities
  • Leverage web-enabled software to sustains your safety vision

Solutions

The development of safety leadership is both horizontal and vertical—horizontal, in the sense that it must be developed across senior teams and stakeholders in order to focus and drive safety execution; and vertical, because leaders need to be developed and deployed at all levels in order to execute the organization's goals in daily working life. DEKRA Insight's capabilities offer leadership solutions for all levels of leaders. Our capabilities include:

  • Individual leadership assessment – For a leader to become a great safety leader, he or she must translate core values, personality, and leadership style into safety-critical practices. DEKRA Insight's Leadership Diagnostic Instrument assesses a leader alongside safety leadership best practices and successful styles, and compiles the results in an Individual Leadership Profile that serves as a basis for personalized training.
  • Safety leadership development – Leadership development is highly individual to each leader, requiring attention to individual strengths and opportunities while creating consistency and alignment across the organization. DEKRA Insight helps each leader understand the principles of effective safety leadership, develop the determination to challenge assumptions, and hone the skills that get the most out of every individual's performance.
  • Safety strategy development – Working with you to build stronger leadership practices, DEKRA Insight experts help you get a clear picture of your current state and the desired state, enabling you to plan your development journey and track your progress along the way.
  • Motivational leadership training – How leaders approach opportunities can be just as important as the ways they lead. DEKRA Insight can help leaders understand their natural inclinations and learn to work with them to inspire and motivate people.