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Episode 175 | Positive Reinforcement of Undesired Behavior


This episode explores how the positive reinforcement of undesired behavior can impact first responder safety.

Length: 22 minutes

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In this episode, I am taking on a topic often discussed in my leadership programs more often than in my situational awareness programs – motivation. I’m not going to get in to depth on the topic of motivation as it takes me a solid four hours in a classroom session to demystify the topic and reveal the secret sauce for how people are motivated. However, there is one fundamental component of motivation that has a direct implication to firefighter safety – the positive reinforcement of undesired behavior.

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