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You are the steward of safety at property.

Take a step back and ponder this responsibility, and then take a deep breath – because it’s big.

The safety of your customers, colleagues, boss, and every person who enters your property rests on your shoulders.

You’re constantly taking in overwhelming amounts of information.

From “do this,” to “do that,” you’re always faced with supplemental training in response to new policies or changes in industry policy.

Then, you’re tasked to train and monitor your team.

Are they doing everything they need or could be doing?

Do you sometimes feel like you have zero control over your operation?

How do you keep up?

How do you know what the best practices should be for your property?

2019 is the year you've committed to change.

You’re going to fight hard against the forces of the status quo.

You’ve embraced becoming a data-driven leader.

We like to hear that.

Empowering your staff with the ability to communicate effectively will give you the information to fully understand your operation.

It’s the only way to manage because now you’ll know what you’re managing!

You get it.

You want it.

You need it!

Any other day we’d tell you why it’s so important to institute best practices and then give you the how.

But today, we’re going to show you how to put your incident management infrastructure in place first.

Then, we’ll show you all the reasons why your new foundation will give you Proactive Operations, on so many levels.

Are you ready?

Let’s get started.

Does responding to incidents before they escalate have a significant impact on the wellbeing of all aspects of your property?

You should be thinking this.

Hopefully, it’s a key concern for you too.

Because, not taking the proper measures to protect your customers, staff, and property will eventually catch up to you.

Your team will look underqualified for the job.

Your property will suffer financially.

You, well, you’ll be on early retirement.

We don’t want that for you.

In fact, we don’t want that for anyone on your team or at your property.

It’s a good thing that incident management solutions exist to defend you from the obstacles you and your team might face.

But you don’t have much time to waste. (Any time for that matter!)

So, let’s get started.

Put your pen down.

Stop writing.

You know what you’re doing is terrible for your operation.

But you’ve been doing it so long it’s hard to stop.

You’re using pen & paper.

Not just to write notes and doodle either.

You’re using pen and paper to record everything vital to your operation – especially incident reports.

The recording device that you’re using to capture important incident details is pen and paper.

How could you!?

Please, put your pen down, step away from the incident report on your desk, and read this article in its entirety.

Because we know you’ll tell us you’ll stop writing.

But we don’t believe you.

Why?

Because while many operations have moved on, you’re still holding on… to that pen.

It’s why we need you to know why it’s terrible for your business.

That pen is crippling your personnel, affecting liability protection, and destroying your operational performance.

This practice of handwriting information is miles from Proactive Operations.

But, here’s the good news.

You can change it.

Yes, it takes effort to move away from using pen & paper.

Trust us, though.

Once you make the switch – your performance will skyrocket, and your stress level will drop.

“Among the lawmakers' concerns: How Facebook might make up possible abuses to its users — and whether Zuckerberg himself is telling the truth when he promises to obey Europe's privacy laws,” writes Bill Chappell in their recent NPR article entitled “Are You Telling The Truth?' European Parliament Questions Mark Zuckerberg.”

According to Chappell, “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took questions from members of the European Union Parliament on Tuesday about allegations that personal data of European Facebook users was misused. The testy session ended with several members of Parliament complaining that Zuckerberg had failed to address their most pressing questions.”

“Zuckerberg conceded that Facebook had not been ready to fight off fake news that spread quickly on its site. And he apologized for the improper use of millions of users' data to help political campaigns, after an analytics company gained information that had been collected by a quiz app,” the article explains.

"Whether it's fake news, foreign interference in elections or developers misusing people's information, we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibilities," Zuckerberg said in Chappell’s NPR piece. "That was a mistake, and I'm sorry," he continues in the article.

Whether you believe Zuckerberg is telling the truth or not, we’ve pinpointed an essential lesson for you.

Keep reading; we’ll explain.

We’ve talked about the impact of ‘truth’ throughout your operation for years now.

But, sometimes the concept and its importance are overlooked.

It’s not because you want to overlook it either.

You’re just charged with managing a ton of responsibilities, so truth in your data can become a missed issue.

We get it; you’re confronted with high-priority situations at a fast pace.

But, that’s also why this lesson is essential – it’ll help you get the truth.

It’s time to pause, refocus, and get the right information starting today.

“On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case with a surprise plot twist: The jurors were told that the accused was guilty of a triple murder — not by the prosecutor, but by the defense lawyer,” writes Nina Totenberg in their recent NPR article entitled “Do You Have The Right To Plead Not Guilty When Your Lawyer Disagrees?

What Totenberg explains sparked our interest.

According to the article, "there is no way reasonably possible that you can listen to the evidence and not come’ to that conclusion, he said.”

“In an effort to avoid the death penalty, the defense lawyer refused to follow the instructions of his client, who contended he was innocent. The question before the justices is whether that violated the client's constitutional right to counsel,” explains Totenberg.

Well, this is getting interesting.

According to Totenberg, here’s what happened that led to this trial:

“In 2008 Robert McCoy's wife, Yolanda, took her infant daughter and fled Bossier, La. after her husband held her at knife point and threatened to kill her. She left her 17-year-old son with her parents in Bossier so he could finish high school and graduate, and went into protective custody in Dallas.”

The article goes into further detail, and we recommend you read the remainder – it’s a thought-provoking read.

But today, we want to take the insight from this Totenberg’s article in a different direction.

We’re going to discuss your right to plead “Not Guilty!” and what you need to put in place to help your efforts.

Keep reading; we’re going to share our thoughts below.