Kicking Boxes Podcast|Become a Better Leader with Disruptive Leadership Lessons|Interviews with Thought Leaders Who are Disrupting the Status Quo in Business and Industry to Make the World a Better Place
About This Show
On the Kicking Boxes Podcast, Randy Cadieux from V-Speed, LLC interviews leaders from around the globe who are using their experience, expertise and education to disrupt the status quo in business and industry. Thought leaders are interviewed about disruptive leadership to find out how they are working to change key areas in various industries. Critical subjects that underpin Operational Excellence are explored, including reliability, safety, quality, organizational learning and many other areas. “Kicking Boxes” means getting out into the field, on the production floor, or wherever real work gets done so leaders can “kick the boxes” (a metaphor for getting rid of the barriers between leaders and their teams so they can really engage with the workforce to learn how to make their organizations more effective and efficient). If you are looking for ACTIONABLE information and detailed stories about how guests are using disruptive leadership to change the status quo, the Kicking Podcast is for you. Guests are asked to share their real stories about disruptive leadership, what inspired them to start their quests, and what areas they think need the most disruption in business or industry. Subjects of leadership, safety, safety leadership, high-reliability organizations, human performance, Crew Resource Management, risk management, business innovation, system design, and many other areas are discussed to help you become a better leader using REAL, EFFECTIVE techniques. Come on and join the “V-Speed Squadron” (our community of listeners) and let’s get ready to kick some boxes!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 21-Disrupting Perceptions Around Human Error and Reducing Normalized Deviance with Gareth Lock
3 days ago
Overview: In this episode Gareth Lock and I talk about human factors and the importance of creating a team based environment and culture that supports open and honest feedback for safety and organizational improvement. Gareth talks about his efforts to improve safety in recreational diving as well. Gareth Lock Biography: Gareth is passionate about improving personal performance, taking lessons-learned from 25 years in the Royal Air Force as a C-130 navigator, instructor, military advisor to the research community and a requirements manager into different domains. His main area of focus at the moment is bringing human factors knowledge and non-technical skills or crew resource management training into recreational and technical diving, a sport with an inherent and irreducible risk. He is currently undertaking a part-time PhD examining the role of Human Factors in Diving incidents and accidents, and has recently launched two courses teaching human factors skills and knowledge to divers, especially relevant to those who face higher levels of risk or are supervisors or instructors. Show Notes: There is more behind the scenes than human error. When accidents or incidents happen and human error is listed as the cause, there is normally more within the system that led to the human error. A lack of evidence as a result of a lack of reporting can impede improvement. Defensiveness and a lack of accepting criticism can be a barrier to safety and organizational improvement. “Absence of evidence doesn’t mean evidence of absence”-Nassim Taleb. Just because there may not be a great deal of evidence about negative events doesn’t mean that safety deviations aren’t happening. Normalized deviance of proper and safe practices over time without any obvious incidents or accidents may lead people to believe that what they are doing is safe even though there may be excessive risk in the deviance from proper and safe procedures. Building a habit of pre-checks, operational and safety awareness during operational execution, debriefing and lessons learned that seeks open and honest feedback may help improve human and organizational performance. It can be hard to replicate operational failures in a lecture, but discussions and simulations may help accelerate the process of learning. Adaptability as a core skill should be taught to teams working in high-risk environments. Sign up for