Eric Konohia

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Name: Eric Konohia
Date registered: August 22, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Pay attention to Retention — January 16, 2017
  2. When the Flag goes up Part – II — October 25, 2016
  3. The industry dictates when the BPI training flag goes up — October 18, 2016
  4. When what’s behind your name really matters. — March 1, 2016
  5. 35 Minutes with Tanto could save your life! — January 27, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Will Smith’s Security failure — 19 comments
  2. The transition drill issues…. from SF to PSD to EP B2B, a firsthand account — 17 comments
  3. Interview with Chuck Vance-“Father of modern day Executive Protection” — 13 comments
  4. “SMB” Social Media Bodyguards — 10 comments
  5. Choose your poison. I mean position! — 9 comments

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The pros and cons of long term details

The upside of any detail is that you are working and making money.  The great thing about long-term details is that you have steady work and a sense of financial security throughout the detail.  Working a long-term detail for every specialist is a beautiful thing and I have not met any specialist that does not …

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+1 Analysis of an elite specialist

Yesterday I blogged about characteristics that I personally look for in an “Elite” Specialist.  I categorized the characteristics as: Mental Acuity Self motivating Respects Leadership Sacred Mindset This is not to be misconstrued with the Solutions that are found on TheMTMS training website.  Those characteristics are the instilled values of a specialist.  For me having the …

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The analysis of an elite specialist

There are certain traits that exemplify the prospect of an elite specialist than that of an average one that just plugs away from detail to detail or in many cases from phone call to phone call.  I have been around hundreds of specialists of all races, gender, and creed and there are a couple factors …

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Desire versus dedication

This blog is mainly aimed at the male specialists but it can easily be directed to women specialists as well.  There is no doubt that there is a mystique about what we do, who we are, how we dress, and the way we carry ourselves.  It is an attractive phenomenon to an outsider.  Long details …

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Just knowing the business… is NOT enough

The business side of this industry is in many ways no different than any other business.  There are contracts, agreements, client and other strategic relationships to further the individual company success.  Alliances within the industry are paralleled to the same process as in many other industries.  For example General Motors puts out a car yet …

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The Liaison Detail Leader

The full capacity of a detail leader goes well beyond riding in that front right seat.  Yes, once you have elevated to that premiere position you are at that tip of the spear under most definitions of the protective detail.  BUT, you job as a detail leader is in many cases the liaison to the …

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Pre-detail meeting and Mindset

When you have complex details that involve multiple specialists, multiple movements and phase lines it takes a lot of coordination by everyone.  As a detail leader it is very important to gather the entire team and go over last minute details.  If there are any changes, this is the time to make adjustments with the …

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The Protection Disciple

A few month’s after the blog gained traction in the industry I received an email from a gentleman that asked if we could talk on the phone.  I asked him to send me his resume and we set a time to talk the very next day while I was en route to a meeting.  I received his …

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When “The price is not Right”

I think mots of us here in CONUS know of the old TV show hosted by Bob Barker called the Price is Right.  The show had many opportunities for contestants to bid on items.  The closest person to each item price won.  At the end of the game the 2 contestants that won the total …

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Are you prepared to Whip the shift?

How many specialists do you know that are just comfortable with existing as a gumby, or grunt and never want to expose themselves to the positions within the shift that call for more responsibility, which in the case of BPI means a higher hourly and daily rate?  In many cases that may be why your phone …

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