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Dec 30, 2019

In this episode, Sarah talks about how to guide difficult conversations through the minefields of policy proposals. And Jon talks about how assertions like, "Nobody's coming for your guns" are bad for everyone.


Focused deterrence - reduces violent crime by 30%

Dec 23, 2019

For the holidays, we're deviating slightly from our schedule and doing a listener questions episodes. This episode also corresponds to a live-stream on our Facebook page, so head over there to watch us record this episode!

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Rand Corporation analysis on gun policy:

Dec 16, 2019

In this episode, Sarah teaches "tactical listening," in Soft Skills to supercharge your persuasiveness. Jon's Bad Argument of the Day is about The Language Game and how both sides of this debate play the language game poorly and to their detriment. 


Presence boost and pause techniques based on:  The Charisma Myth,


Dec 9, 2019

In this episode, Sarah shows us how to frame values so they can be heard and understood by those who may disagree with you. And Jon's Bad Argument of the Day tackles Gun Free Zones.


Episode citations:

“Accepting Threatening Information: Self-Affirmation and the Reduction of Defensive Biases” - David K. Sherman and...

Dec 2, 2019

Bryan Strawser is Founder, Principal, and CEO at Bryghtpath LLC, a strategic advisory firm he founded in 2014. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of global enterprise risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, intelligence, and crisis communications.

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