NTOA › Forums › Strategic Leadership › SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership II: Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking & Decision Making › Take a few minutes to list some good as well as bad biases that you have experienced in your past incidents. › Reply To: Take a few minutes to list some good as well as bad biases that you have experienced in your past incidents.
A good bias is that I believe every operator has something to offer. I try not to minimize the contribution of any operator and I solicit their opinions and concerns. Many times a point of view was expressed that I had not considered.
A bad bias is I assume everyone understands what I am talking about when I use military terminology. There were times I wouldn’t find out until an AAR that participants of the mission did not understand the terms that I used. I have learned to confirm my terms as I speak and check for understanding more often by requiring back briefs.