Entries by Robert Sams

Good Grief

Good Grief… Max Geyer was a gentleman, an archetypal family guy, a real giver and a lover. After commencing formal post-graduate studies at the age of 59, Max would often joke that he needed to live until the age of 200, just to read all of the books that he had accumulated. Sadly, this wish […]

Reflections of a Great Mate – Max Geyer

Finding the Right Words Our dear friend Max Geyer passed away peacefully during the morning of 2nd August 2017 after a short period of illness. His passing, while no real shock when considered from a medical perspective, was certainly something that shook the people who loved Max. He was the kind of guy who attracted […]

End of Financial Year Sale & Supporting Lifeline

All Purchases Will be Donated to Lifeline To coincide with my new role at Lifeline, we are offering visitors to the Dolphyn website a 30% discount on Social Sensemaking. More importantly, all money from all sales of Social Sensemaking during June and July 2017 will be donated to Lifeline Hunter Central Coast (see – http://www.lifelinehunter.org.au/) […]

Humanising Workers Compensation

A Humanising Approach James Ellis from Framework Group and I recently had the privilege of meeting a new group of people and sharing in a learning experience where our focus was on a more humanising approach to workers compensation and injury management. The Workshop was held at Sydney’s iconic The Wayside Chapel, a place where […]

Dolphyn Newsletter – May 2017

A Focus on Mental Health A Change in Direction for Dolphyn’s Rob Sams – Working More Closely With Lifeline Some of you may know of my association with Lifeline Hunter Central Coast (LLHCC) where I have been working as a volunteer Director since November 2012. From next month, I will be working more closely with LLHCC […]

Celebrating Social Sensemaking

A Special Celebratory 30% Discount To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Social Sensemaking script being sent to the editor, we are offering visitors to the Dolphyn website a 30% discount on your copy of Social Sensemaking.   What is the Book About? After a lifetime of working in Risk and Human Resources, the […]

Safety Cries Wolf!

Why is Safety so easily sucked into the practice of creating fear? It must be challenging to constantly talk of ‘care’ while at the same time acting in a way that induces anxiety. How does Safety manage this contradiction? How does it cope with the tension? Does Safety understand what this is doing to people? […]

Advanced Return to Work Training – a humanising approach (Sydney)

Key Questions: Are you frustrated by the workers compensation system and looking for more innovative and ‘humanising’ ways to navigate through it? Are you interested in learning about motivation and how this can better support people with injuries? Do you want to learn more about decision making by people involved with Return to Work including; people with […]

The Pathway of Loneliness

It must be one of the great absurdities of our modern world; that in a time where our ability to ‘connect’ is so abundant, that we are perhaps lonelier, more isolated and insecure than ever. It’s a puzzling irony that while we can ‘connect’ to so many people, in so many ways, that this ‘connection’ […]

Chapter 21 – Are You Creating an ‘Obeyience Culture’

*A Free Chapter from Social Sensemaking by: Robert Sams and Max Geyer “Culture as a collective programming of the mind thus plays an obvious role in motivation. Culture influences not only our behaviours, but also the explanations we give for our behaviours.” Geert Hofstede in: Culture and Organisations; Software of the Mind (2010, p. 327) […]