Search Results for: Under Confident

The Overconfident Incompetent

There are four levels of progression a person goes through in the development of competence. The pathway begins with a complete unawareness of how little a person knows and progresses to a complete unawareness of how much a person knows. There is a dangerous cognitive phenomenon that can occur along this continuum known as the …

The Overconfident Incompetent Read More »

Understanding Stress – Part 3: Some stress is good

Stress. Who needs it?! The fact is, we all need it! Welcome to part 3 of my series on stress. In part 2 I discussed three kinds of bad stress: Acute stress, episodic acute stress and chronic stress. Each of them triggered by different things. In some instances the impact is short-lived. In other instances, …

Understanding Stress – Part 3: Some stress is good Read More »

Episode 79 | The overconfident incompetent

       This episode discusses the process for competency development and introduces the Dunning-Kruger Effect, a cognitive bias whereby unskilled people suffer from the illusion of having superior skills and knowledge.   Length: 21 minutes Click the YouTube icon to listen     _____________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and …

Episode 79 | The overconfident incompetent Read More »

Periodic Chart

Sponsored by Midwest Fire Thank you for visiting the Periodic Chart of Situational Awareness page. If you would like to purchase the chart, please visit the SAMatters store at: www.SAMatters.com/store/ Each situational awareness barrier identified on the Chart is clickable link that will take you to articles, audio and/or video lessons about the barrier that …

Periodic Chart Read More »

Gasaway Safety Solutions slated to present to Delaware City Refining Company managers

January 4, 2020 Gasaway Safety Solutions has been contracted to conduct a situational awareness training for managers at the Delaware City Refining Company in Delaware City, Delaware. “Based on our experience of working with oil refineries, we are well-versed in understanding the situational awareness and high-risk decision making of process operators working in oil refineries. …

Gasaway Safety Solutions slated to present to Delaware City Refining Company managers Read More »

Situational Awareness Matters!

19 Ways Communications Barriers Can Impact Situational Awareness

If you are a student of near-miss and casualty reports then you know, without a doubt, that flawed communications are a major contributing factor when things go wrong and flawed communications are often a factor when the quality of situational awareness erodes. In fact, flawed communication was the second most frequently cited barrier to flawed …

19 Ways Communications Barriers Can Impact Situational Awareness Read More »

Gasaway Safety Solutions selected to consult with international biotechnology company

September 26, 2019 Gasaway Safety Solutions has been contracted to conduct a situational awareness assessment and training for a world leader in  biotechnology. “We are really excited to be working with this company to complete a comprehensive assessment and to train more than 500 of their employees on situational awareness and high-risk decision making.  Due …

Gasaway Safety Solutions selected to consult with international biotechnology company Read More »

Tacit Knowledge

As you traverse through life, you are constantly gathering and assessing information. This is accomplished though sensory input (seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling). The senses are always on, always capturing data. Sometimes you are aware of the data being captured and sometimes you’re not. Sometimes you’re able to readily recall stored data and sometimes …

Tacit Knowledge Read More »

Seven Ways Frustration Can Impact Situational Awareness

Anyone who’s been frustrated knows it can consume a lot of your mental energy and thinking space. This can significantly impact your situational awareness. In fact, depending on the level of frustration, your brain can be hijacked by  all-consuming thoughts about what is causing the angst. While operating at an emergency scene, frustration may draw …

Seven Ways Frustration Can Impact Situational Awareness Read More »

Nine considerations when evaluating incident command software

As you attend conferences that have vendor display areas, pay attention to how many incident management software vendors claim to have programs that can “develop situational awareness” in first responders. This claim is often founded on the belief that as the software is able to capture, assemble and display layers and layers of data that, …

Nine considerations when evaluating incident command software Read More »