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J. A. Rodriguez Jr.

J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CEO of Make My Day Strategies LLC, is also an international Fortune 100 EHS senior manager, entrepreneur, a patented inventor, engineer, certified safety professional, professional speaker, member of the Industry Advisory Council at Western New England University, an elected Board Member of the National Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association, author of the book Not Intuitively Obvious - Transition to the Professional Work Environment, and an overall great guy.

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Posts by J. A. Rodriguez Jr.:

  • Your Decisions May Not Be The Problem…They Are Predetermined!

  • June 27th, 2018
    So you understandably ask: Did I hear you right? That my decisions are determined long before I make them? That they may not be the root of my problems? The answer is yes! Shocking? You see, decisions are the result [...]

  • The Titan And The Farmer

  • February 13th, 2014
    It’s springtime. Welcome to a time when I wore a younger man’s clothes … when I viewed life differently. My perception of time and space stretch only as far as my hand could reach. The world seemed large, at times [...]

  • Why You Should Care About Servant Leadership

  • January 20th, 2014
    I know, we’ve all heard it. Often, it does not matter if you are a professional in safety, HR, talent management, organizational effectiveness, executive leadership, consulting, the media, the speaking industry, recruiting, [...]

  • Podcast: Incremental Rationalization: Friend or Foe?

  • May 20th, 2013
    Listen Here: J.A. Rodriguez Jr. is CEO of Make My Day Strategies LLC and an International Fortune 100 senior manager responsible for supporting billions of dollars in global contracts in the areas of safety and health [...]

  • Fatalities At West Fertilizer Company: Was The Enemy Of Safety Responsible?

  • April 25th, 2013
    Thirty years in the safety profession, countless hours of incident investigations, hundreds of reports later detailing how and why bad things happen to good people, and yet I find the end result is seemingly the same. A [...]

  • What Advice Would You Give Yourself Long Ago?

  • January 18th, 2013
    I complimented a colleague of mine recently on her icebreaker at a meeting. She asked everyone to share a quote that has made a lasting impression in our lives. Immediately, the attendees either smiled, laughed, or froze [...]

  • New Year’s Resolutions

  • December 27th, 2012
    The one 11:55 PM, December 31st…Something old. The New Year’s Eve party roars around family and friends. “Glad you asked”, replies Kayla. “Mine is probably very popular right about now.” “Let me guess”, [...]

  • A Christmas Story: The One

  • December 6th, 2012
    The search begins. Deep within the isles of a vast toy store, a mom frantically searches for the right one, the one that will bring joy to her little girl and the one everyone else is searching for. She digs and looks [...]

  • Warlock Forest

  • October 29th, 2012
    There they stood, at the piercing edge of Warlock Forest. The Wise One and her apprentice, Isaac, intently listen to the haunting bellows that creep across the chilled mist as it slowly collects upon the moon-lit shadows [...]

  • Tick-Tock: Is Purpose Your Ally or Foe?

  • October 8th, 2012
    It depends…from which viewpoint? We’ve all heard the familiar story. Two siblings from a respected family, at the moment of decision, elect different paths upon reaching life’s forked roads. One continues the family [...]