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Brian Fielkow

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New Release Will Transform Businesses Through Safety Culture


Business leaders looking to improve their bottom line who are interested in innovative and practical new ideas should look no further than Leading People Safely: How to Win on the Business Battlefield by business and safety experts James T. Schultz and Brian L. Fielkow.  What makes the book different: No theory.  No consultant-speak.  Practical, hands on advice that you can use immediately.   Size of your company and your budget do not matter. 

The Wall Street Journal's March 7, 2017 article “The ERA of Overconfident CEOs Is Waning.”  highlighted Fielkow, his company Jetco, and a theme from a chapter in the Leading People Safely: book called Shock and Awe, and speaks to strong-head managers who are struggling with flat organizations and greater transparency.


Other high profile leaders had this to say about Leading People Safely: How to Win on the Business Battlefield


“A valuable read for executives and small business owners looking to establish a healthy company culture with a safe work environment.”

—Kirkus Reviews


“Trust and respect are necessary to truly inspire and engage a workforce to share their

best ideas. I’ve found that people are compelled to share their best when they feel safe, both figuratively and literally. . . . Jim and Brian brilliantly point out how building a safety culture can help world-class organizations of all sizes perform to their fullest potential.”

—Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat Inc.


“When it comes to the essence of safety leadership, James Schultz and Brian Fielkow

have nailed it . . . no leader should be without this book!”

—Astronaut R. “Mike” Mullane, STS-41D, STS-27, and STS-36, NASA

“Leading People Safely provides a blueprint on how to achieve safety excellence. . . . I can’t wait to implement the ideas Jim and Brian have put forth in this book.”

—Brad Pinchuk, CEO, Hirschbach Motor Lines Inc.


“I wish we had this manuscript forty-five years ago. . . . I sincerely hope this book be

-comes required reading for every manager and worker.”

—James A. Stem Jr., National Legislative Director, retired, United Transportation Union


“Whether a leader in healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, or a service industry, this outstanding reference of practical and proven business wisdom belongs within easy reach.”

—John W. Overton Jr., MD, Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fielkow's Driving to Perfection has been lauded by Kirkus Reviews as a “succinct, amiable style...a treasure trove of ideas on how to build a culture without spending a lot of money.”  These are unique and important books to be added to your collection.


Brian L. Fielkow is CEO of Houston-based Jetco Delivery, which provides trucking and freight services along the Gulf Coast. Brian’s 25 years business experience is entirely in safety-sensitive industries.


How to Win on the Business Battlefield

2017 Winner in the

Independent Press Award

Leadership Category

Renato After Alba Hardcover by Eugene Mirabelli – November 4, 2016

Driving to Perfection: Achieving Business Excellence by Creating a Vibrant Culture ​

2017 Independent Press Award

named Driving to Perfection: as Distinguished Favorite in

General Business Category

Renato, the Painter An Account of His Youth & His 70th Year in His Own Words
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