What If: A Lifetime's Reflection on Safety and Leadership

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages

How many of us have made the decision to put ourselves at-risk in the work site?

Now that we have answered that question with, "I have," how many of us have ever sat around after making that decision and said, "I knew that was going to happen"?

This book is about watching people very early on in my career who constantly took risks to benefit the company's bottom line.

When I saw others do it, I decided to do it also. The results were a life time of escalating at-risk behaviour and then ultimately paying a tremendous personal price for it.

In this book I share my revelations, and rationalise why I and others like me kept doing the unsafe acts.

I share many heartfelt stories, some that end humourously and some that end tragically.

I promise you that everything in this book is a real as it gets. Sometimes fact is indeed more terrifying than fiction.

Thousands of people have attended my seminars and been moved by my lifetime of recollections. This book continues the sharing process on larger scale.

For all the wrong reasons, please enjoy this book of my life.


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About the author (2011)

In early 2008 an internationally recognized organization dedicated to safety leadership training around the world approached Dwayne Rae and asked him to try and facilitate a couple of modules from their safety leadership program. The try out didn't go all that well, but the owners of the organization made a comment that Dwayne had the ability to be a rock star in the leadership business if he could harness his life's lesson and share them with participants. Its almost three years later and Dwayne has travelled the world sharing his unique experiences and touching people in a way rarely seen. Whether it is the CEO of the world's largest companies that he works with or the hands on the tool worker, Dwayne connects with them all. Having witnessed terrifying workplace incidents throughout his short 39 years. Dwayne selflessly shares his adventures in the workplace and asks others to look within themselves to understand if they have made similar choices. Dwayne's willingness to share his personal tragedies shows a tremendous desire to ensure other don't learn the way he did. The passion he writes with is clearly evident, Dwayne's recollections in this book have been described as horrifyingly beautiful. This book is easy to pick up, but near impossible to put down. If you are going to read this book or attend a session to hear Dwayne speak, be prepared to be moved emotionally and intellectually. From this book, you will "want-to" ensure you always make the safe choice.

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