The Executive Leading With Safety® Approach

The Executive Leading with Safety® Approach helps executives strengthen their personal safety ethic to move organizational culture in a way that places an increasing value on safety. The value of this approach comes from the belief that safety starts at the top. A positive change in safety leadership behavior creates a higher shared organizational value for safety, which motivates employees to help reduce exposure, resulting in fewer injuries, illnesses, and lower costs.
Thousands of leaders have benefitted from this service. DEKRA provides a support team that has deep knowledge in leadership, culture, safety, change execution, and practical experience in adapting this methodology to each client’s unique circumstances.

Advantages of Executive Leading With Safety

  • It develops safety leadership knowledge and skills.
  • It moves the organization from a focus on preventing injuries to a focus on understanding and reducing exposure.
  • It provides individual development at a depth and pace set by the executive.
  • It drives executive team alignment.

How Does It Work?

It engages leadership through a mix of assessments, working sessions, and mentoring. Each component is unique, reflecting the individual’s objectives and level of safety understanding. The purpose is to give each participant the necessary skillset to lead the organization and the culture toward continually improving safety performance.

The engagements include some, or all, of the following three elements:

    Individual Safety Leadership Assessment

    This assessment measures each executive’s leadership of safety, using DEKRA’s Safety Leadership Diagnostic Instrument (LDI). The LDI assesses perceptions of how the executive uses a transformational leadership style, as well as his or her use of the seven safety leadership best practices — vision, credibility, action orientation, communication, collaboration, feedback/recognition, and accountability.
    Each leader receives an individual report that benchmarks his or her scores against the scores of thousands of other executives.