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From Solid Gold Studios welcome to On Change.

The podcast that explores change that works and the people who make it happen. Hosted by Certified and Experienced Change Practitioner Petro du Pisani.

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Corrie Pitzer on resilience engineering in Safety

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen.

Episode 08

In this episode I speak to Corrie Pitzer, CEO of SAFEmap International about the changes he has seen in the Safety industry. We talk about Safety’s deadly delusions and realities and we explore the concept of resilience engineering.

Corrie Pitzer has worked in the Safety industry for over 30 years. He worked in the resources industry for 10 years as a senior executive for BHP Billiton, then founded SAFEmap International in 1994. He became a leading safety and leadership consultant in Australia before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is now based and leads a team of SAFEmap partners globally. Pitzer consults with major companies globally, including Boeing, Goldcorp, Umicore, Edison Southern California, Intergen, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Anglo American and BHPBilliton. He is a member of ASSE’s International Chapter and was named ASSE’s 2013 Mining Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year.

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This is the first podcast in Solid Gold Studios’ brand new studios! 

Corrie and I talk about his background and how he ended up in the Safety industry. 

Corrie wrote the paper “The new era of Resilience engineering, Safety’s 7 Deadly Delusions & 7 Realities.” We touch on some of the aspects in this paper during the podcast.

Resilience Engineering, is a term created by Professor Erik Hollnagel

Corrie mentions the book Antifragile by Nassim Taleb.

While talking about the Safety Deadly sin of “compliance” we mention work done by James Reason, and a quote by Bo Bobko

According to Corrie the correct way to define Safety is “the readiness to respond to risk.”

Steps for changing the culture of an organisation:

1. Change the definition of intent in the organisation.

2. Create capability and understanding at the executive level

3. Change belief of what safety means in the organisation

4. Turn beliefs into actions at all levels of management

5. Ensure processes and systems support the outcomes you want to achieve

6. Behavioural adaptation

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Corrie mentions some reading material including:

* Work of Prof. Erik Hollnagel

* Work by Dr. Todd Conklin. Listen to Todd’s podcasts here.

* Work by Sidney Dekker

* Work by Bjorn Lomborg, including the Skeptical Environmentalist

Corrie believes that organisations need to embrace change and innovation in order to move to a new way of thinking about safety.

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Music used in this podcast:

Maize off the album Phlogopite by Heath Ardvidson.

Thanks to:

Carol Ofori: For her voice in the opening credits

* Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio: Sound editing in opening credits &            sourcing theme and bed music

Gavin Kennedy and Ofentse Xaba from Solid Gold Studios.

Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

24/09/2018

Dr. Clifford Saunders talks about reprogramming your brain

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen.

Episode 07

I worked with Dr. Clifford Saunders a couple of years ago. We built some mining emulations to understand common issues faced by mine leadership teams. The idea was to create an environment where people could learn quickly by failing fast. His fascinating take on reprogramming your brain is was led me to contact him for this podcast.

Dr Clifford Saunders is a Master Business Transformation Strategist with the finest reputation in the market place. His educational background spans Engineering (1st Class Honours), Applied Psychology (MSc), and Systems Theories of all types (PhD Cybernetics). His life’s career has focused on helping organizations manage change, problem solve, make better decisions, improve performance and effectiveness, expand leadership skills, enhance group dynamics, re-engineer processes, and turn chaos and complexity to advantage. He strongly identifies with the works of Terry Pratchett.

Dr. Saunders (Cliff from now on) is the MD for Centre for Applied Neuroscience.

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Firstly I apologise for the poor sound quality for the first question and a half, but it gets better, so please keep listening. Gavin and I had set up a makeshift studio in his son’s bedroom while the brand new Solidgold podcast studios were being built, and we had some issues with our Skype connection.

Cliff is a firm believer in neuroplasticity. He became interested in reprogramming his brain and used it on himself to clear his eczema using various yoga practices such as raja and prayinama.

Cliff recommends a number of books during the podcast such as

* The woman who changed her brain, by  Barbara Arrowsmith Young. See her TED talk here.

* The brain’s way of healing by  Norman Doidge  

* The brain that changes itself by  Norman Doidge

We talk about solving problems during your sleep cycles, and I mention an example of the discovery of the helix benzene ring - August Kekulé.

During the rapid fire round he mentions the book Antifragile by Nassim Taleb.

While talking about AI Cliff mentions his brain cap - which he calls Brian - make you own brain cap here.

Society of Economics paper on the use of neuroplasticity in mining (2011)

Get hold of Cliff here:

www.thebrainreprogrammingdoctor.com

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Music used in this podcast:

Blue Skies by Silent Partner found at Audio libRary

Thanks to:

·         Carol Ofori: For her voice in the opening credits

·         Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio: Sound editing in opening credits &            sourcing theme and bed music

·         Gavin Kennedy, Collen Mashamba and Keith Ngwenya from Solid Gold Studios.

Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

21/09/2018

Harry Sinko and Gary Lane talk about the mine of the future

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen. 

Episode 06

In this episode I speak to Harry Sinko and Gary Lane from Vuuma Collaborations. We talk about disruption in the mining industry and what is will take to get to Mining 4.0.

Harry and I have worked together on a number of Mining Business Improvement projects across various commodities and continents.  

Harry’s bio:  With  an international  reputation  of being  a  creative, motivational  andresults  driven change  agent,  Harry has  worked  very successfully  across  corporate boundaries  delivering  strong results  in  a variety  of  industries and  cultures.  Whilst he  has  worked with  an  extensive range  of  global blue  chip  companies and  government  organisations across  the  world he  has  focused his  efforts  primarily in  the  mining and  resources  sector over  the  last 20  years.    His work  primarily  includes senior  leadership  coaching, strategy  development,  systems  analysis and  design.  His expertise  lies  in practical  implementation  of sustainable  value  chain and  asset  optimisation programs  incorporating  systems thinking,  change  management, leadership  development  and a  range  of Business  Improvement  Methodologies.    The result  of  line management  and  executive leadership  roles,  Harry has  become  a proven  leader,  demonstrating significant  results  in creating  business  growth and  effective  management of  complex  risk  whilst building  strong  collaborative and  trusted  relationships.    This is  evident  in the  fact  that Harry  has  led, coached,  facilitated,  trained, and  mentored  over 16,000  individuals  in personal  development  and performance  improvement  programs ranging  from  senior executives  to  operational staff  involved  in several  dozen  projects in  Australia,  South Africa,  Botswana,  Namibia, Brazil,  Chile,  Canada, US,  Mexico,  Belgium, Romania,  England,  Papua New  Guinea,  Japan, Korea,  China,  Singapore and  New  Zealand.

Gary’s bio: With a  passion  for transforming  the  mining industry,  Gary  has built  up  a global  reputation  in the  mining  industry over  the  past 26  years.    His experience  started  with  various  engineering and  project  management roles  within  Anglo American  delivering  5 mega  capital  projects before  completing  an MBA  and  co-founding his  first  business start-up,  Cyest  Corporation, 14  years  ago focusing  on  mining optimisation.    This  was followed  by  a tech  start-up  to focus  on  next generation  technology  and more  recently  Vuuma Collaborations  to  focus on  systems  thinking for  the  mine of  the  future and  has  recently built  the  experiential simulation  centre  SiMINE @MandelaMiningPrecinct.   Gary  has  recently been  appointed  MD of  ESTEQ  Mining aimed  at  leveraging the  digital  simulation technologies  from  the motor  manufacturing  and aerospace  industries  into  mining,    His philosophy  is  about collaboration  with  thought leaders  globally  to bring  together  the technology,  skills  and experience  to  drive a  quantum  change in  the  mining industry.    He  is a  registered  professional engineer,  is  on the  council  and chairman  of  the technical  programme  committee for  the  Southern African  Institute  of Mining  and  Metallurgy

Harry and Gary are both directors for Vuuma Collaborations, ESTEQ Mining, Transrupt and they’ve built a mining simulation called SiMINE at the Mandela Mining Precinct. All of these companies have something to do with disruption, technology and digitisation of the Mining Industry…

 In the Rapid fire round Gary recommends the book Boundaries for Leaders, and Harry recommends Freakanomics (which is also one of my favourite podcasts). The app that Harry recommends is Penultimate and Gary recommends Evernote.

Gary is on the committee for the South Institute for Mining and Metallurgy.

Music used in this podcast:

Endeavour by Jahzzar f found on the Free Music Archive, under a CC BY 2.0 license.

 Thanks to:

·         Carol Ofori: For her voice in the opening credits

·         Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio: Sound editing in opening credits &            sourcing theme and bed music

·         Gavin Kennedy and Ofentse Xaba from Solid Gold Studios.


Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

On Change is available on Castbox and iTunes.

16/07/2018
 

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