Archive by category Human Behavior

These are the first responder situational awareness and decision making issues and opportunities related to human behavior. 

Episode 173 | Bravado

Episode 173 | Bravado

This episode explores the challenges of how bravado can impact situational awareness. Length: 26 minutes …

Are you assuming risk or creating risk?

Are you assuming risk or creating risk?

I recently read an article where the author was taking exception to the risk management maxim: ‘We will risk a lot to save a lot and risk little to save …

Appoint a DA to improve your SA

Appoint a DA to improve your SA

In the business world it is not uncommon for executives to appoint someone on the senior staff to serve as the Devil’s Advocate (DA) when considering a major …

Aggressiveness and Situational Awareness

Aggressiveness and Situational Awareness

I was recently contacted by email from a Situational Awareness Matters member asking if aggressiveness and safety can co-exist at an emergency scene. My answer …

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