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The Angry Widow...never Again!

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The Angry Widow...never Again!

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134 pages
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Jan 6, 2021
ISBN:
9781005149086
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Mine manager Mike Meyer is faced with the challenge of a high number of accidents at the mining operations of a colliery in South Africa where 650 people are employed. He has implemented state of the art safety policies and procedures, systems and auditing processes but accidents still occur. Mike is married to Mary, an industrial psychologist, who in a very practical way leads Mike to understand why people behave in an unsafe way.In ANGRY WIDOW...never again, the authors take the reader on a journey to shed light on the main reason why accidents happen. It is based on real life events that will shake your thoughts. It will assist to create a changed mind-set to prevent harm to yourself and others; especially those dearest to you.The world is full of these life changing events that have impacted humanity, but the significance is to draw key lessons and this book does exactly that. Painful, but a great read. Mike Teke, former President of the SA Minerals Council, mineral resource owner and executive business leader.We sometimes take life for granted — if we will live forever. Until you get that knock at the door or a phone call that will forever change your life. This book is a practical, touching guide for anyone that reviews or takes life as a precious God given gift. A certain must read! Wilco Uys, Mining professional.In “The Angry Widow ... Never Again!” Pieter van Rensburg and Pieter van Wyngaard converted their personal experiences in life and work into an excellent work consisting of seven easy-to-read chapters about the everyday reality of life and business. The reader is taken on a unique journey to unlocking the power of reflection in learning from every day experiences. Marius Meyer, Chairperson: SA Board for Personnel Practice, Chairperson: SA Wine Industry Professional Body and Programme Leader in HR Management, Stellenbosch UniversityExamples used throughout the book mimic real life scenarios and can be practically applied as learning material for less experienced mine staff. Peter Ott, Mining consultantThe personal experiences of the authors lend a vital authenticity and sincerity to the messages and lessons contained within this book. Vitally, the veil of complexity and mystery, that so often shrouds the pursuit of behavioural change in our industry, is lifted to reveal simple, understandable and practical techniques that we can all follow in the pursuit of the ultimate organisational achievement - a perfect safety record. Paul Edwards: Founder member and ex-MD of a leading SMPP construction company in Africa.

Sortie:
Jan 6, 2021
ISBN:
9781005149086
Format:
Livre

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Pieter van Rensburg is a business consultant and Organizational Development specialist in South Africa who loves people and improving organizations.He views himself as ‘a dealer in hope’ and assisted many people to shake off their shackles of ‘failure’ and to become the best they can be. He has a special interest in human resource- and career development initiatives and designed and delivered numerous interventions for individuals and organizations.Amongst his passion is safaris into Africa, deep sea angling and yachting and he is currently in the process of scooting around South Africa with a Chinese made 170cc scooter.He also designed an e-platform for business solutions and another one for managing your private affairs including your journey [please visit www.MiLife.online to register for free].Pieter is married to Desire and has two children Ronelle and Paul and two grandchildren Desme and Helgaard whom he dearly loves.

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The Angry Widow...never Again! - Pieter van Rensburg

The Angry Widow...never Again!

Crafting a safe mind-set

Based on true events

Pieter van Rensburg &

Pieter van Wyngaard

Copyright © 2021 Author Pieter van Rensburg & Pieter van Wyngaard

Published by Pieter van Rensburg & Pieter van Wyngaard Publishing at Smashwords

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any information storage or retrieval system without permission from the copyright holder.

The Authors made every effort to trace and acknowledge sources/resources/individuals. In the event that any images/information have been incorrectly attributed or credited, the Authors will be pleased to rectify these omissions at the earliest opportunity.

Published by Pieter van Rensburg and Piet van Wyngaard using Reach Publishers’ services,

P O Box 1384, Wandsbeck, South Africa, 3631

Edited by Keren Hoy for Reach Publishers

Cover designed by Reach Publishers

Website: www.reachpublishers.org

E-mail: reach@reachpublish.co.za

Pieter van Rensburg

(+27) 832767339

pieter@distinctive-choice.co.za

Pieter van Wyngaard

(+27) 828852626

pieter.vanwyngaard@ero22.com

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Pieter van Rensburg

Pieter van Rensburg is a business consultant and Organisational Development specialist who loves to assist both people and organisations to grow to optimum potential.

He has a special interest in safety improvement initiatives and designed and delivered a number of organisation improvement interventions with most notably the MiChoice safety mind-set development program.

Amongst his passions are safaris into Africa, deep sea angling, yachting, authoring and community development initiatives.

Pieter is married to Desiré and has two children, Ronelle and Paul, and two grandchildren, Desme and Helgaard, and a newly born great grandchild Marx Allen whom he dearly loves.

Pieter Van Wyngaard

Pieter Van Wyngaard is a risk management professional with a profound passion for people. The well-being of individuals on-and-off the job has always inspired him to find more practical and simple ways of explaining good safety practices to people. He believes in the notion that accidents are avoidable and that one can manage and be in control of one’s own personal safety. Individuals and teams with a conscious awareness of the state of their safety mind-set will have a significantly better experience not to fall in harm’s way.

Pieter is an acclaimed international keynote speaker and has co-authored several articles relating to behaviour and models driving a safe mind-set.

Pieter is a keen fly-fisherman, married to Ronèl. They have four children and are blessed with three grandchildren.

Dedication

This book is dedicated to ARNO, son of my brother Dirk van Rensburg and wife Elize, who tragically passed away on the 18th April 2019 in a vehicle accident and to all those people who passed away in mining accidents.

May they all rest in peace!

We shall always remember you

1992-06-28

2019-04-18

Pieter van Rensburg

Table of Contents

Dedication

Accolades For Angry Widow...Never Again

Introduction

1.Who Killed My Daddy?

2.In Control of Your Destiny

3.The Culprit Exposed

4.Gambling with Your Mind

5.Shifting My Mind-set

6.Mike’s Challenge

7.Mi Choice

Interesting Reading and Websites

Accolades For Angry Widow...Never Again

The world is full of these life changing events that have impacted humanity, but the significance is to draw key lessons and this book does exactly that. Painful, but a Great read Mike Teke, former President of the SA Minerals Council, mineral resource owner and executive business leader

"We sometimes take life for granted — as if we will live forever. Until you get that knock at the door or a phone call that will forever change your life. This book is a practical, touching guide for anyone that reviews or takes life as a precious God given gift. A certain must read! Wilco Uys, Mining professional

I felt so humble when reading the manuscript, to be honest, I did shed some tears. The responsibility that each individual employee has to undertake regarding their Safety and the accountability on the side of the employers cannot be better expressed. I take my hat off for the authors in respect of their honest opinion on safety measures and risk that people need to avoid taking to protect their own lives Tshifhiwa Mamathuba, Experienced coach, wellness expert and executive business leader

So many true-life stories we can learn from are never shared beyond a small impacted group. This book provides an excellent platform to amplify these events and stories and contribute to a safer environment at work and home. I hope there will be many more Jaap Nel, Executive leader: Multi National Mining Services Company

In The Angry Widow … Never Again! Pieter van Rensburg and Pieter van Wyngaard converted their personal experiences in life and work into an excellent work consisting of seven easy-to-read chapters about the everyday reality of life and business. The reader is taken on a unique journey to unlocking the power of reflection in learning from every day experiences. The strength of the book lies in its practical wisdom expressed in succinct, yet profound pieces of insight and advice depicted in pause for a while boxes. The book challenges and navigates the reader through some of the often unspoken realities of life in helping you to dispel some of the myths keeping you back in transforming yourself from the space of ignorance, procrastination or denial to setting yourself up for embracing life’s hard and painful lessons as a source of personal, business and societal transformation.Marius Meyer, Chairperson: SA Board for Personnel Practice, Chairperson: SA Wine Industry Professional Body and Programme Leader in HR Management, Stellenbosch University

This book reads like a success recipe that I can take everywhere with ease- to work and my home Armand Kruger, Clinical psychologist, performance coach and author

I really enjoyed the book which uses real life events to illustrate how safety can be improved at work and at home, a must read for everyone wanting to understand how to improve safety. Louis Coetzee, Business Executive and Consultant

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