Paying Attention to People, Patterns, and Purpose
Situational Awareness is the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mission. More simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you.
—U.S. COAST GUARD TRAINING MANUAL
In the last two chapters, we explored the importance of disciplined awareness and personal awareness. But if you’re to act effectively under pressure you must also cultivate your situational awareness, the ability to direct your beam of attention on what’s happening around you. You’re not improving your conversational ...