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Weapons of Mass Distraction

Weapons of Mass Distraction

The foundation for developing situational awareness is perception – using your senses to gather information about what is happening around you. In lay terms, …

Twelve Ways to Situational Awareness

Twelve Ways to Situational Awareness

Ho, Ho, Ho. Merry Christmas everyone! With Thanksgiving a day in the past, it is officially the Christmas season! I know everyone’s feeling particularly …

Fifteen Situational Awareness Barriers

Fifteen Situational Awareness Barriers

The mission of Situational Awareness Matters is to help you see the bad things coming… in time to change bad outcomes. SA is a complex neurological process …

Room for improvement

Room for improvement

I recently read an investigation report where a firefighter died and it made me sad. First, as we see so often in after action reviews, it appears as though …

Chatty TSA agents

Chatty TSA agents

It is possible that while you are attempting to pay attention to something, you can be drawn off your task by distractions or interruptions to your workload. A …

Weather can impact situational awareness

Weather can impact situational awareness

You may recall from earlier discussions that situational awareness is formed by gathering information about what is happening in the environment around you. …

Where does intuition come from?

Where does intuition come from?

  It is amazing how many articles and videos I have watched lately in which they are talking about decision making based on “gut feel.” It is also …

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