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Humanising Leadership in Risk Shifting Focus From Objects To Persons

$29.95 Inc GST


Humanising Leadership in Risk

Shifting focus from objects to persons


Brian Darlington is proud to announce the release of his second book on leadership for risk and safety.


This is the second book released by Brian in the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) and the 15th book released by SPoR to the risk and safety industry. Brian Darlington is: Group Head, Health and Safety for Mondi.


Price, Postage and Handling

$29.95 (aust) – post and packing $15

19.50 (euro) – post and packing 10 euro


About the Book


Leadership is most associated with vision and the attraction of vision. Vision
is about much more than seeing or perception, it is about seeing beyond the blatantly obvious to what is hidden in plain sight. When we think of visionaries, we think of risk takers who achieved great things because they did not fear risk.


The core message of the global safety industry is about the fear of risk embodied in the ideology of “Zero”. Here is an industry fixated on a number that defines its purpose – counting and controlling objects. There is no vision or leadership in zero ideology.

Into this void of leadership in risk and safety steps Brian Darlington, himself a visionary
in risk. Brian’s own story of letting go of traditional safety and venturing forward to a humanizing approach to risk is a story in risk itself. When you focus on the fear of risk there is so much to lose. When you focus on the reason for risk, there is so much to gain.


This book tackles the tough questions that an industry fixated on compliance never asks. For example: If humans are fallible, systems are imperfect and persons are vulnerable, how can an ideology of perfection help anyone? If understanding persons is the key to relational knowing, how can a fixation on objects humanize risk? What should leadership in risk look like? Where is the inspiration, imagination and vision in policing compliance? These and similar questions are the focus of this book.


Reading this book will be a challenge for anyone stuck in traditional safety and zero. It will be uncomfortable reading that is neither safe nor secure. Yet, it is an inspirational book that encourages vision in leadership in risk, so that the focus in risk shifts from objects to persons. This is the book risk and safety needs and perhaps a read that might transform the way you practice tackling risk.