I'd Never Do THAT!?!
What I want to share today has to do with limits of perspective when it comes to having an open mind about different ways of doing things... When I'm training people to deal with conflict or violence, I sometime hear them say... "I'd never do THAT!" ...or "We/I do it THIS way..." When the hard chargers see a way of dealing w/conflict or violence that is a bit of a 'softer' approach they often think, "I'd never do THAT!" and then proceed to create a worse case, no win scenario that is typically void of any of the aftermath ethically, emotionally or legally. Conversely... When the gun shy crew (who aren't so much into the physical nature of protecting) are introduced to a physically 'assertive' tactic, they believe "I'd never do THAT!" and then shut down or white wash the situation, trying to keep it in the area that they are comfortable with... Which may be anything but phy