Broadside: Learning from shooting rampage..Fred Leland Interviewed on Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies

I had the opportunity tonight to sit down with Mel Robbins on the NECN show Broadside with Jim Braude. The topic of discussion was on work place violence prevention strategies. Leveraging the lessons learned!

Most of us spend our lives in the solitude of peaceful work and social environments, the way American life should be. Yet every so often someone decides to take out their frustrations on the world and commit an act of violence that appears random and shocking. Our everyday norm puts us in a complacent mindset, unaware of our surroundings and ignoring the signs and signals of danger nearby. Knowing what to look for and acting on what we see and feel is unusual behavior that could lead to violence is a critical skill to posses in today’s world—for law enforcement and security professionals, as well as citizens.

Breaking down associative barriers and old adages such as “mind your own business” and “stick and stones can break my bones, but names will never hurt me” are deadly wrong! Minding our own business has cost many victims of domestic violence their lives from those neighbors, friends and family who often uttered the words ‘it’s not my business’! Words that are so often perceived as mere words, that don’t equate to actions, yet words have caused more violence than any push or shove has ever created. The way people behave, what they say, and how we perceive their words and actions can mean the difference between a violent act occurring or being prevented. We should not be paranoid about such events; a relaxed state of awareness and good sound decision making is the answer to detecting, resolving and preventing violence.

You can view the show here

Some more advice on workplace violence in the following LESC articles. LESC teaches these strategies and tactics to any organization looking to better prepare and ready themselves for these rare but tragic events of violence. Contact fred@lesc.Net

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