Mindful Leadership: With References to BP Texas City

Professor Andrew Hopkins identifies the key aspects of "Mindful Leadership"  and illustrates how lapses in leadership contributed to the BP Texas city disaster


This essential DVD is for managers of all levels - senior executives, middle managers and front line managers who take responsibility for the culture of an organization. 


Mindful Leadership - BP Texas is used by hundreds of organisations world wide including:

Haliburton • Bayer • Centrica • BP • ICI • Tokyo Electron • Euro Control • Irish Electricity Board • GASCO • AWE and many more in all industry sectors.


About Professor Andrew Hopkins:

Professor Andrew Hopkins of the Australian National University is an internationally renowned presenter, author and consultant in the field of process safety and accident analysis.  Professor Hopkins was an expert witness at the Royal Commission into the Longford gas Plant Fire in 1998.  He was also consultant to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Investigation of the BP Texas City incident.  Andrew is the recipient of the 2008 ESSC Process Safety Award, and was consultant to the Australian Defence Forces on organizational culture.  He was engaged by the U.S. Chemical Board to assist in the investigation of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Key points

At the end of this workshop, managers will understand the following key aspects of Mindful Leadership:
  • Ensuring reporting systems are working
  • Being aware of the multi causal nature of accidents
  • Being aware of the dangers of cost cutting
  • Being preoccupied with the possibility that something could go wrong
  • Having a sceptical attitude towards good news audits
  • Having organizational structures which empower voices for safety
  • Promoting reporting systems that pick up warning signs
  • Making site visits and asking the right set of questions fromthe right workers on site

Training package includes:   

  • DVD 24 minute featuring Professor Andrew Hopkins
  • CD with support material

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UK: £595. Australia: $995 plus GST. USA:  $795



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