What We Can Do vs. The Right Thing to Do decision making ethics food safety culture leadership sanitation Aug 23, 2023

In Food Safety and Quality, we’re often faced with what we can do versus the right thing to do.  There’s no better place to examine where it all begins than at the foundation of food safety - sanitation!  Our guests, Katie Walker and Melody Thompson of The Vincit Group, share stories, insights, and ways to navigate by asking big questions, seeing beyond what we see, and navigating risks to make it easier to do the right thing.

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Tips for Developing Your Leadership Presence developing people food safety culture human skills leadership managing up Aug 17, 2023

Is leadership presence the same as executive presence?  Not necessarily; however, the foundation of each is the ability to inspire confidence in others so they want to come along. Whether you’re looking for your first leadership role, moving to a Director role, or ready for a VP role, your leadership presence is in the spotlight.  Join us to examine elements of Leadership Presence critical to having more impact in your current role or preparing for your next job...

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The Necessity of Sharp Left Turns coaching food safety culture human skills leadership mindset team dynamics Jul 28, 2023

Sometimes in leadership roles, we need to be able to pivot and change direction. That’s especially true when we work in the food industry!  The question is: how exactly do we regroup and change our mindset and attitude to ensure success?  It’s simple -by changing our questions, we can change our mindset, and get on the right path.   Learn how to change your questions and become a better leader as we talk with our special guest, Christine Alvarado!  

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Is responsibility the same as authority in FSQ? food safety culture leadership technical leadership May 06, 2023

A cornerstone of food safety is that employees have permission to act in the best interest of public health.  Even though we’ve all been trained to say, “we can stop the line”, there are other aspects of food safety that require the same level of authority yet authority isn’t always given.  What happens when you find yourself or your technical team (aka food safety team) in a position of responsibility without authority, or limited authority, to act in the...

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Transitioning from Technical to Leadership in Food Safety and Quality business partner developing people food safety culture leadership technical leadership Apr 26, 2023

On the career journey through food safety and quality, after gaining experience, people often to transition to formal leadership roles.  Some people thrive, and some don’t.  Transitioning from individual contributor to manager isn’t always as easy as it seems.  Learn the secrets of success from Dr. Michael Wood!

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How to Build Belonging to Improve Food Safety Culture belonging food safety culture team dynamics Apr 19, 2023

Ensuring food safety culture is inclusive, proactive and people-focused takes intention.  It’s about building relationships and spaces that encourage people to bring their whole-selves to work.  That’s the magic that makes food safety culture!  Whether you’re just starting or you’re immersed in building safe spaces, you won’t want to miss  the three pillars of belonging and how individuals, teams and organizations each play a role.  ...

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Strengthen Your Food Safety Culture through Inclusive Leadership food safety culture inclusive leadership Apr 12, 2023

As food safety and quality leaders look to improve food safety culture, creating a safe, inclusive space for all team members to thrive is important.  Stereotypes and other forms of discrimination can prevent team members from feeling the psychological safety needed for strong cultures.  Team members on the receiving end can face constant comments, criticisms, or judgments that influences their work experience.  Join us to talk about the effects of stereotyping at work, the...

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Seek & Destroy: Improving Sanitation Programs food safety culture sanitation technical leadership Mar 10, 2023

Good technical leaders have environmental monitoring programs in place.  Great technical leaders have seek and destroy type environmental programs in place.  What’s the difference?  

Join us as we talk with Dr. John Butts, the creator of the seek & destroy scientific method that finds and eliminates pathogens in #foodandbeverage facilities.  Together we’ll understand how seek and destroy is different than standard programs and how strong technical...

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How Culture is Influenced by Employee Needs food safety culture leadership Feb 15, 2023

Culture is about people.  Food safety culture is typically linked to an organization’s mission and values.  Where are employee needs that influence culture incorporated into food safety culture plans?   Join us to dive into how employee needs are changing, how unmet needs limit the ability to improve food safety culture, and how to better meet people needs to drive the culture you want.  

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Tips for Extroverted FSQ Leaders to Have More Impact food safety culture technical leadership Feb 01, 2023

Join us for this two-part series on Who’s a better leader - extroverts or introverts?  It depends!  Extroverted leaders tend to get the limelight, and introverted leaders tend to be thought of as quiet and shy.  How can Food Safety and Quality Leaders with extroverted tendencies leverage their unique gifts to have impact and drive the food safety culture that they would like to see?

 

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Tips for Introverted FSQ Leaders to Have More Impact food safety culture technical leadership Jan 26, 2023

Who’s a better leader - extroverts or introverts?  It depends!  Extraverted leaders tend to get the limelight, and introverted leaders tend to be thought of as quiet and shy.  Yet introverts have a quiet inner strength that lends to thoughtful, calm interactions that get results.  How can Food Safety and Quality Leaders with introvert tendencies leverage their unique gifts to have impact and drive the food safety culture that they would like to see?  Learn more...

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Practical Ways to Influence Food Safety Culture food safety culture technical leadership Jan 04, 2023

It’s 2023 and you’re ready to take #foodsafetyculture by the horns, right?  After taking quizzes and surveys, it’s now time to determine who needs to be on board and how you effectively #influence them for support.   Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

 

 

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