By Doc Rogers
When working on a bodyguard team you will need concentration and confidence. Proper bodyguard performance is also linked to good basic initial bodyguard training (knowledge, skills, and activities), team cohesion, emotional stability, trust, responsibility and the need for bodyguard career achievement. These are the characteristics related to teamwork in a bodyguard setting and are associated with the success or failure.
Get Along Well: You need establish a relationship and relate well to your peers on a bodyguard team; otherwise protective performance coverage may suffer. Within a team environment you need to be of one mind, be on the same wavelength, get along well and become friends. Why? Bodyguarding is a team effort, teams survive and individuals die.
No Rebels: is working towards a common goal, following standard operating procedures (SOPs) that saves and protect lives. There is no room for non-team-players, troublemakers, rebels, and individuals who are not found of SOPs. Today’s bodyguard teams stress team values, structure and SOPs for them to be cohesive, effective and successful. Anti-team behavior has no place in the bodyguard industry. Anti-team behavior causes negative feelings, has a negative influence and impact on performance and could get the principal and the bodyguards killed.
Teamwork: Is the Only Way Working as a team provides the greatest protective coverage, the ability to get this done in an efficient manner and provides the greatest concentration for safety and security for the principal on a day to day basis. There is no room for loners who exhibits anti-team behavior on a bodyguard assignment, period. Good luck and God speed.
About Doc Rogers: He is the author of best seller Corporate Executive Protection – A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards and the newly released eBook entitled How to Build Your Own Executive Protection Business. Doc is president and CEO of International Corporate Executive Protection Ltd., has earned a Ph.D. in Security Administration from Southwest University, is a Certified Protection Specialist from Executive Security International, a decorated former veteran police officer and is SE Asia’s leading expert on executive protection and corporate security.