skip to main content

Title: Enhancing leadership at a nuclear power plant - a systematic approach

The increasing use of advanced technology, greater regulatory oversight, and critical public scrutiny create numerous pressures for leaders within nuclear power plant systems (NPPSs). These large, complex industrial installations have unusually high expectations imposed for safety and efficiency of operation - without the luxury of trial-and-error learning. Industry leaders assert that enhanced leadership and management can substantially improve the operating performance of a nuclear power plant. The need has been voiced within the nuclear industry for systematic and effective methods to address leadership and management issues. This paper presents a step-by-step model for enhancing leadership achievement within NPPS, which is defined as the combined structural, equipment, and human elements involved in a plant's operation. Within the model, key areas for which the leader is responsible build upon each other in sequential order to form a solid strategic structure; teachable actions and skills form an ongoing cycle for leadership achievement. Through the model's continued and appropriate functioning, a NPPS is likely to maintain its viability, productivity, and effectiveness for the full licensed term of a plant.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6768162
Report Number(s):
CONF-891103--
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN: TANSA; TRN: 90-023205
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society; (USA); Journal Volume: 60; Conference: Winter meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and nuclear power and technology exhibit, San Francisco, CA (USA), 26-30 Nov 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR SAFETY; HUMAN FACTORS; COMMUNICATIONS; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIZING; PLANNING; PUBLIC OPINION; QUALITY ASSURANCE; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTOR MAINTENANCE; REACTOR OPERATION; REGULATIONS; SURVEILLANCE; TRAINING; MAINTENANCE; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; OPERATION; POWER PLANTS; SAFETY; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 220200 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Components & Accessories