How would you rate your daily level of situational awareness?
In this episode, I introduce a common definition of situational awareness, explain focus lock, normalcy bias, and establishing a baseline, plus The Color Code by fire arms expert Jeff Cooper. The great info doesn’t stop there! I share former CIA agent Jason Hansen’s pre-incident indicator tips, a few games to help you practice and develop your new skill, share the safety tip of the week, and challenge you to identify a relatively famous quote.
What did Dr. Endsley say?
Situational awareness is the perception of the elements in the environment with a volume of time and space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status in the near future.
It all comes down to this:
What the heck is focus lock?
Fixation on a specific person or thing
What is normalcy bas?
The disbelief that a threat exhists.
What does baseline mean?
Figure out what’s normal for the person and/or place.
Jeff Cooper’s Color Code:
The only one that matters in my opinion is yellow. This means that you’re alert. If you’re alert, then you’re in a better position to react.
Now that you’re up-to-speed on situational awareness, let me know what you’re doing to practice it. Leave a note in the comments!
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