Archive by category Leadership

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

Leadership means… Leading!

Leadership means… Leading!

On November 24, 2011 I wrote an article here on Situational Awareness Matters titled Defensive Decision Making. In that article I made the following statement: …

Episode 109 | The Perfect Storm

Episode 109 | The Perfect Storm

          This episode discusses the fire service “perfect storm” – a combination of unpredictable circumstances that lead to a …

Time to Task Completion is Critical

Time to Task Completion is Critical

Your highest level of situational awareness is formed when you are able to make accurate predictions about future events. In science we call this projection …

The Irrational Obsession With Loss

The Irrational Obsession With Loss

There is a growing body of research revealing that many human’s have an irrational obsession with loss. Or, perhaps more accurately, an irrational …

Big Data Could Spell Big Trouble

Big Data Could Spell Big Trouble

There is a lot being written these days about how “big data” can help emergency scene commanders improve situational awareness and, subsequently, make …

Safeguards – It’s a fair question

Safeguards – It’s a fair question

I had the opportunity today to talk with a very progressive fire chief about situational awareness. I really enjoy my conversations with him because I always …

Don’t shoot the messenger

Don’t shoot the messenger

Situational awareness is developed by combining three component parts: perception, understanding and prediction. The first part, perception, is a process of …

Page 4 of 8« First...23456...Last »