The Pareto Principle – Success Is Only 20 Percent Skill [Video]

According to the Pareto principle, 80 percent of our success is down to possibly less than 20 percent skill?

I was recently following a thread on someone’s Facebook profile in relation to an article called Intelligence Is Overrated: What You Really Need To Succeed’ that was published by Forbes in April 2012, and I have linked in to at the end of this post.

The article cites research that was carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology, which stated that 85 percent of your financial success is due to skills in “human engineering,” your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate, and lead. Shockingly, only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge.

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Can School Teachers Refuse To Restrain Children?

Can School Teachers Refuse To Restraint Children?

Can School Teachers Refuse To Restrain Children? Can school teachers refuse to restrain children? Let me re-frame the question. If a child or a fellow teacher was seriously injured or died because a teacher made the disastrous mistake of not intervening when they should have done, can you imagine the catastrophic series of events that would follow? The school and … Read more

Using Force To Maintain Good Order and Discipline

USING FORCE TO MAINTAIN GOOD ORDER AND DISCIPLINE

Using Force To Maintain Good Order and Discipline In the past, I’ve spoken about the use of restrictive techniques that may cause (either intentionally or unintentionally) some discomfort, harm or pain. I’ve mentioned that these techniques are not illegal, provided that they are used reasonably to prevent a greater harm, where no lesser use of force option would be an … Read more

September 2018 BTEC Level 3 Restraint Instructor Award Course Graduates

September Restraint Instructor Award Course 1

Well done to everyone who attended the NFPS BTEC Level 3 Restraint Instructor Award Course this week and congratulations to all of the following who successfully completed the course: Mostapha Alfaour John Barton Jessica Bowerman Tyson Bradley Joanne Buckley Matthew Cheyne Jenkin Chu Terence Cross Russell Davies Charles Garner Alexander Good Dene Hale Stephen Kerr Tony Koleszar Craig Lewis Jock … Read more

Strategic Blindness, Situational Awareness, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and Physical Skills Training [Podcast]

STRATEGIC BLINDNESS, SITUATIONAL AWARENSS, DR HADIZA BAWA -GARBA & PHYSICAL SKILLS TRAINING

Strategic Blindness, Situational Awareness, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and Physical Skills Training, follows on from the podcast I did yesterday, entitled ‘Complicating the Uncomplicated’ and today I want to follow on from that with this podcast entitled ‘Strategic Blindness, Situational Awareness, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and Physical Skills Training’, because it adds more weight to the argument that teaching physical skills in … Read more

Complicating The Uncomplicated [Podcast]

Complicating the Uncomplicated [Podcast]

Complicating the Uncomplicated [Podcast] Today in many physical restraint/physical intervention and disengagement/breakaway systems, many techniques are taught in a way that seems designed to ‘complicate the uncomplicated’. And what I mean by that is a system of teaching is employed that breaks the technique down into each component part which is then taught within a complex system of instruction making … Read more

Charity Bike Ride Out 25th August

**EXCITING NEWS – GEORGE CHILDERS IS RIDING WITH US ON THE 25TH AUGUST** Hey everyone, George Childers, the brother of Sam Childers (the Machine Gun Preacher) has flown over from the USA to ride out with Deb and I on the 25th August from Hayling Island to Chiddingly. So if you like to meet George in person and ride with … Read more

What is The Difference Between Control and Restraint, PMVA, MVA, Positive Handling, Physical Restraint, Physical Intervention and Care and Control Training?