Redefining Limits: The Hidden Value of Hard

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There is a value to pushing the limits and expectations on students that has been lost because the training community failed to define the value inherent in these methods. In not applying a performance objective to fear and stress, many programs (including basic training and others) gave up a piece of what mattered most. Drawing on research from the U.S. Navy, the opinions of noted psychologists, and on his own experience, CWO Mario Vittone tells us why yelling at recruits is valuable, why stress and fear have a place in the classroom, and why asking for more than is humanly possible sometimes makes everyone safer and more effective.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the speaker in this video and associated text are not necessarily those of the Department of Homeland Security or the U.S. Coast Guard.

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By | 2017-05-18T15:29:50+00:00 September 27th, 2012|Coast Guard, Leadership, Learning, Speeches|4 Comments

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  • Charlotte

    That was incredibly interesting – Thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks Charlotte – what we know and how well we know it while under stress are very different things.

  • cluksha

    I wish we could take rhis back to the professional rescuer level in the civilian arena and change lifeguarding and such back to where it should be. It is not for everyone. We dont have to dumb it down for anyone to be able to accomplish or make it ADA compliant. Water safety is life and death. Treat it as such.

    Getting off my soap box now. Thanks for this excellent training session.

  • Thanks, Chris.