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Situational Awareness And A 360-Mindset

What is situational awareness? It is the conscious and subconscious mindset of knowing what’s going on around you. “Around” implies 360-degrees – more than just what’s in front of you… How many people do you observe during any given day who are ‘tuned out’ as they walk? Maybe they’re looking …

4 Steps To Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness is being aware of your surroundings – knowing what’s going on around you – and identifying potential threats, criminal behavior, and dangerous situations. I once read the statement, “Situational awareness is more of a mindset than a skill”, and I couldn’t agree more. It can be practiced by …

Situational Awareness (Like Jason Bourne)

A seemingly extraordinary ability to observe one’s surroundings and make detailed assessments about one’s environment is illustrated in the following short video segment from the movie, “The Bourne Identity”… It’s not just a trait of top secret special operators, it is a skill known as situational awareness, being highly aware, …

Situational Awareness Tip For Nighttime Parking Lot

Animals (and 2-legged criminals) are creatures of opportunity. They will more than likely attack another if they look or are perceived to be vulnerable. Criminals will more likely target a person who looks vulnerable. The potential victim might appear to be physically weaker or the victim might be in ‘condition …

Situational Awareness: Know The Baseline

The concept of situational awareness is simple enough, “to pay attention to what is happening around you”. Unfortunately though, this is not quite so simple for most people. Here’s one way to train yourself to make it simple – know the ‘baseline’ of your surroundings (immediate environment). Here’s what I …

Situational Awareness: Your Invisible Circles

All of you have a natural sense of the space (distance) that you keep between yourselves called your personal space. Your invisible circles. Your ‘safe’ perimeter. Your personal boundaries. Particularly when you are among strangers, your situational awareness is at work (even unknowingly) while you constantly gauge and adjust your …

3 More Drills To Practice Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is key to personal security. While its definition goes beyond just this realm, it can be summed up by this very basic concept – knowing what’s going on around you. It sounds simple enough, and you may think that you’ve got it or that you are aware of …

Barriers To Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is basically knowing what is going on around us. This concept includes our immediate surroundings as well as what’s going on beyond our visual perimeter. While we can only become aware of a situation from input of our senses (sight, sound, etc..), sometimes there are things (barriers) that …

Situational Awareness: Watching Others

Situational Awareness involves paying attention to what is happening around you. What you do with that information is up to you and your perception of the associated real-time risks. Most often as a result (of your situational awareness) – no action on your part is required. Usually (for most of …
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