For me, an early experience of the wrong approach was making an ill-considered comment during compensation negotiations. My words were interpreted as an ultimatum to essentially "take it or else..." and led to a surprising (at the time) clash and a tragic result. That wake-up call has stayed with me ever since. Helping others to avoid getting themselves into the same type of situation is the main reason for doing the work I now do.
The SLO-toolkit is the distillation of that very painful first lesson and other lessons - good and bad - from many years working as an engineer, community and social performance manager and consultant. I'd like to think that by using the toolkit you will be able to work things out for yourself but if you have questions or you are stuck some one-on-one coaching could be the way to go.
Taking 30 minutes to share a problem; to brainstorm; to confirm you are on the right track (or get you back if you are heading the wrong way); for fresh eyes to look over plans, proposals and presentations or to suggest a different approach to the problem might be all the boost you need - whether you are an exploration geologist, project engineer, community team leader, operations manager or head office executive.
If you want to do something a bit more structured, the one-hour Essentials includes some tips for getting it right that I wish I had known when I started to work outside Australia. Predictably SLO is a half-day session designed to help managers and executives understand the behaviour, actions and processes they need to adopt if they want to successfully deliver on their sustainability ambitions. The 10-module Performance Plus pack is designed to help exploration, project and community managers understand the business value of social licence, how their actions (and inactions) influence the value; strength and robustness of social licence and the right approach and processes to adopt to deliver and maintain a strong social licence.
If you think any of these might be useful please take a minute to outline what you need using the form below and I'll be in touch to set up a time to call and discuss.