Leadership Caffeine—Becoming Agile and Adaptable is THE Leadership Issue

Please see this good article (link is also at the bottom of this post) over at Leadership Caffeine.  It speaks to the need of adaptability in leaders, adaptability indeed being THE crucial leadership skill needed in this century. For those of us who enjoy martial arts and combatives, adaptability is also THE fundamental of all fundamentals.  The inimitable Bruce Lee shared with us: Set patterns, incapable … Continue reading Leadership Caffeine—Becoming Agile and Adaptable is THE Leadership Issue

The 10/5/2 Rule of Threat Assessment

Everyone please check out this very useful Vistelar post from Dave Young wherein he explains the exceptionally useful 10/5/2 Rule of Threat Assessment.  You can click above to get to the article, and the link is also listed at the bottom of this post. I’ve recently been sharing this Rule with nursing staff.  Home Care nursing staff find this particularly powerful, as it – along … Continue reading The 10/5/2 Rule of Threat Assessment

P1 Photo of the Week: Protect life

Please see the photo of the week over at PoliceOne.com It shows Larry Gordon of the Dallas Police Department’s SWAT team talking down a suicidal female. Click above, or here at this link, to go to the Police One photo of the week. Many thanks to all the Ethical Protectors, in all professions! Continue reading P1 Photo of the Week: Protect life

Public Speaking & Conflict Resolution: Common Elements

Please see the article, Becoming a Better Public Speaker: Tips from the Greats. As I was reading it, it became apparent just how many common elements are shared between good public speaking and quality conflict minimization/resolution. Note the section about anxiety, and how we may harness it by accepting and working with it, instead of letting it harness us. In Verbal Defense & Influence (VDI), … Continue reading Public Speaking & Conflict Resolution: Common Elements

The 3rd Side

Hi Everyone, Please sit with this TED talk. We like it a lot.  It connects with our interests in how conflict management – whether it involves a volatile patient in a healthcare setting, an agitated family member, a person about to be arrested by a law enforcement officer, or an international, geopolitical dispute – shares common elements, regardless of setting. At the beginning of this … Continue reading The 3rd Side

Vistelar Training Calendar

  Hi Everyone, Go here to the see the Vistelar Training calendar.  There you will see upcoming events for Verbal Defense & Influence (VDI) courses, Verbal Defense & Influence (VDI) Instructor courses, ARMA training courses of many varieties, and much more. Increase the safety of your organization, agency, or family by taking advantage of these training opportunities. Tell us about your experiences and how this … Continue reading Vistelar Training Calendar

Happy Father’s Day

  Hi Everyone, If you aren’t already aware of the blog, Art of Manliness, please visit it. You won’t be disappointed. I was today re-reading some posts about Father’s Day, fathering, and, generally, just how to be a better man for those around us. I revisited an article from 2009 entitled Anger Mismanagement.  Go there to read it. It brings to mind how our dedication … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

What is Your Plan?

  I like this video teaching quite a lot. Please watch as Coach Bob Lindsey explains about how to listen effectively to another person, with empathy, and with the aim of understanding the person. Evident in what he shares here is a pre-practiced, planned method by which we can manage communicating with other people, particularly when we wish for the communication to be effective, respectful, and … Continue reading What is Your Plan?

The 5 Universal Truths

  Please watch this great video wherein Peter Harrell Jr., Speaker, Trainer & Consultant for Vistelar describes the premier philosophy/method of communicating with other humans, whether this be our family members, co-workers, or others we may encounter as Contact Professionals. What do you think? Continue reading The 5 Universal Truths