Dealing with High Conflict Personality In our roles as a security professional we will at times come across individuals with high conflict personalities, especially if you are working in a team leader / management type role. To be successful it is essential that we learn to deal with each of these personalities in a professional, […]
Boston April 15, 2013 14:49 pm: Chechen brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev load two bombs into two separate backpacks; they each carry one and calmly walk into downtown Boston. The brothers, self radicalized, motivated by extremist Islamic beliefs and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, strategically position the backpacks among the thousands who were in […]
In the last edition of The Circuit, we explained how building a good social support system is an important part of your mental body armour. The Social Support Audit we featured in “Who’s watching your back?” considered different aspects of your personal social support. Peer support is a two-way street though! Many close protection operatives […]
Risk assessment highlights the possibility for Russian retaliation at the Russia 2018 World Cup, against travelers, and even high-profile dignitaries of countries who imposed international sanctions and diplomatic expulsions against the host nation.
Part 1 – Acute Respiratory Emergencies You’re out mountain biking with your client and their family when he develops a sudden shortness of breath. The temperature is hot and humid and you are approximately 5km from the nearest town. He is unable to talk to you because he is so short of breath’. There could […]
One of the most dangerous things I have had to encounter when escorting a client is when you egress a nightclub environment. Being a solo operator makes this almost Mission Impossible yet it is done every day in the Executive Protection field. Without the luxury of a multi-man team you are essentially blind to the […]
A political solution with the Afghan Taliban must take place while there is still hope for one and before the situation morphs into something far worse! Afghans need and deserve a stable country in which to live their lives with hope for the future.
“Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.” Michelangelo Michelangelo like most of the polymath heroes of my past has always had a unique way of stating the very complicated, in the simplest of terms. When we apply his advice and knowledge of “carving is easy, you just go down to […]
Defining a Complex Advance All advances can be considered “complex” if you, and you should, consider all factors like the “profile” of your protecee, any credible, implied or possible threats, number of movements, personnel logistics, etc. As George Orwell said in his 1945 novel, Animal Farm, “all animals are equal, but some animals are more […]
So let me set the stage of this edition of Keeping Your Edge: it’s day 26 of a 30 day musical tour, and I’m currently writing this column in the front lounge of a 38’ Tour Bus. This particular bus has a fully functioning recording studio in the rear, and the THUMP, THUMP, THUMP of […]