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Category: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Problem Solving 2

Posted: August 18, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Problem Solving by Chief Inspector Pete Dalton This article will feature some of my personal views on problem solving in a specialist command context, it is informed by 26 years of command, advisory and operational experience in Firearms, Counter Terrorism, Public Order, Events and Major Incidents. The ability to identify, manage, [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Problem Solving

Posted: August 8, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Problem Solving - Part 7 What is the most difficult problem that you have ever had to solve? Did it have a simple outcome, was it a wicked problem or did you just not have the tools or knowledge to deal with it? For me, the hardest decision that I ever [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Motivation

Posted: July 17, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Motivation - Part 6 What motivates us to do things? Is it money, fear of failure, greed, love, danger, reward or selflessness? Whatever it is, it is usually personal to us and is not shared unless you are in a team, a family or other cohesive group and even then those [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Decision Making

Posted: July 3, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Decision Making - Part Five Making key decisions is something that many fear as if these decisions are wrong, it can damage the reputation of a company, lead to death or injury or can have a huge financial impact on the organisation. Making key decisions is often shied away from causing [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Talent Spotting

Posted: June 12, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Talent Spotting One of the most difficult elements of owning your own business is to spot the right talent for your company. I found this really hard when starting out as I was worried that I would not have the right people to make the business work. I used to wake [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Negotiation 2

Posted: May 22, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Negotiation 2 - Part Three I’ve been a hostage/crisis negotiator for over seventeen years and have been fortunate to have saved countless lives through the skillful application of the basic principles of negotiation, namely active listening, empathy, rapport building, influence and behavioural change. These key skills work in any environment whether [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Negotiation

Posted: May 22, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Negotiation - Part Three Learning to negotiate is difficult because as we mature, the way in which we negotiate changes. When our parents negotiated with us when we were children, it was a transactional process and we were given a reward for agreeing to do things. For instance “if you eat [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Leadership Development

Posted: May 3, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear: Leadership Development - Part Two Welcome to part two of our series on owning your own fear. This time we are looking at leadership development and my background as a rock promoter I believe gives me unique insight into this area. Leadership is not just about evolution but also about revolution. [...]

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Own Your Own Fear: Communication

Posted: April 19, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Welcome to our series: Own Your Own Fear In our first article, we are covering communication and the unusual situations that can arise in this area with experts in the field, our CEO Professor Chris Kemp and hostage negotiation expert, Andy Brown. One of the issues that we as a company come across quite regularly working [...]

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Own Your Own Fear

Posted: April 4, 2018-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Own Your Own Fear

Own Your Own Fear - An Introduction We are launching a new series on owning your own fear. It is what binds our business together and is at the very heart of what we do. The ownership of fear is vitally important in the way that you lead, build teams, make decisions and solve problems. [...]

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