THE EFFECTIVE SAFETY LEADER: Leadership Style & Best Practices

Krause, Thomas R.
December 2007
Occupational Hazards;Dec2007, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p19
The article outlines the leadership styles and best practices that a safety leader must possess. The leadership style concerns how the leader approaches opportunities, what he or she chooses to emphasize, to defer and to delegate to others. The four dimensions of the transformational leadership style are influencing, engaging, inspiring and challenging.


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