A Tale With Many Tails

A Tale With Many Tails

By Chris Norris, CFI Lost In Translation There have been many times in my life where I have both misspoken and been misunderstood.  In fact, it’s safe to say that far too often I forgot to follow the simple advice of Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards, “Don’t...
Question Yourself: Ten Biases You Probably Have

Question Yourself: Ten Biases You Probably Have

By Dave Thompson, CFI Biases are rampant in all industries, but not many have the disastrous impact that those in the criminal justice or employee relations field may experience.  The destruction of morale, wrongful termination or conviction, and the potential of...
What If? Three Interview Traps You Can Be Prepared For

What If? Three Interview Traps You Can Be Prepared For

By Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP As a presenter, we continually wait in anticipation for the inevitable “what ifs” from the seminar attendees. Sometimes it feels as if the “what ifs” can go on forever. However, these investigators are doing exactly what all of us should be...
What is Unconscious Bias?

What is Unconscious Bias?

By Julie Kratz (originally posted on NextPivotPoint.com on May 22, 2018)  Gender bias is often much more subtle today than the blatant bias we used to hear and see in the workplace 20 years ago.  Yet, what we find is that bias is still there, it is just not as overt...
When “Just The Facts” Doesn’t Work

When “Just The Facts” Doesn’t Work

By Bryan Barlow, CFI Interviewers across all sectors often encounter traumatized individuals when conducting investigations.  Police and public sector investigators deal with crime victims and their families.  Private sector investigators may need to gather...
What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

By Tony Paixao, CFI, CFE, Instructor/Consultant, Wicklander Zulawski “To be successful, you need to be hungry. If you’re hungry, eat a ham sandwich”—Abe Lincoln. Well, this quote may not be entirely real (and by entirely, I mean it’s completely made up), but...
Go Back To Your Roots At Elite Training Day

Go Back To Your Roots At Elite Training Day

By Melissa Mitchell, CFI When I got the notice for the Elite Training Day this year, I had to pause. My company currently has a travel freeze in place, so attending would mean doing so on my own dime. Like many of you, I have three kids who are just finishing up their...
A Legend in One’s Own Mind

A Legend in One’s Own Mind

By Brett L. Ward, CFI “No certificate ever proved competency in anything…” Since the program’s inception a few years ago, every single Premier Investigators Workshop I’ve been privileged to conduct with teams around the globe has begun with this very statement.  What...