The Social Joker – This week in Protection – September 3, 2012

I didn’t forget to blog

I purposely did not blog today to let people marinate over yesterday’s message. I think that it is a new prevailing issue in our industry and as much as it is sad, the reality is that it HAS to change. We have to figure a way to pull the good out of the industry and …

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Divisive mechanisms

Two days ago I blogged about the concept “Sh-t and mortar”. A second piece to it is that it is quite apparent that there are specialists and leaders who have layers of this “sh-t and mortar” and have influence on aspiring specialists who are like sponges and ready to learn. Too often these types of …

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Motivation before going HOT

I have asked this question of people in this industry from time to time just being curious. Is there any pre-detail ritual that you go through prior to starting a detail? Is there a specific soundtrack that you listen to, a certain meal? For myself I am very different, in that, I review the next …

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That concept makes sense to me

Last night I was on a 2.5 hour business webinar when I heard the most enlightening concept that made sense to me. I have often wondered why it is so hard to get people to understand how this industry should be run. I am not referring to the paperclips and file cabinets, but specifically to …

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Competence or Confidence

Competence-possession of required skill, knowledge, qualification or capacity. Confidence-full trust; belief in powers; belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities. I am touching on these 2 important words because I see that there is a chasm in the industry between the 2.  I want to start the blog off by asking the question:  What …

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The Industry’s highest degree of accomplishment

If you have been following my blogs in the past you are aware that I have divided the industry in groups: Journeymen, Apprentice, Expert/Leader. I also stress the importance of mentor-ship in this industry.  In saying that I personally feel that the highest degree of accomplishment is when you can put your finger on something …

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WHO ARE YOU? This Week in Protection August 27, 2012

BPI Security Specialist Feature – Mustafaa A. Muhammed

A few years back I was invited to attend a high threat protection course by Solutions Group International at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas Nevada.  This course was run by George Holt and Mike Duffy.  This was the course that I blogged about where one of the instructors was Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, who I featured in …

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Flash in the pan or burned out

Uh oh, here he goes again!!!!  I wish that more of the guys that were the premiere protection specialists from my past would resurface and let their voices be heard.  They are still in the business, some have successful global companies, some work for those companies and others are working directly for corporate entities, but …

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