The following is a recent blog post from author, speaker and marketing guru Seth Godin:
The framer asks the original question, roughs out the starting designs, provokes the new thing.
The polisher finds typos, smooths out the rough edges and helps avoid the silly or expensive error.
Both are important. Unpolished work is hardly worth doing.
Polishing is relentlessly reinforced in school and feels safe. Framing is fraught with risk and thus avoided by many. Too often, we spend our time on a little more polish, instead of investing in the breakthrough that a framer can bring.
What struck me when I read this post is the fact we need more framers in law enforcement training. We need more people who will “ask the original question, rough out the starting design and provoke the new thing.” We need to think differently, ask new, better and different questions and train differently. We need to lead differently, communicate differently and engage officers in training differently. We need to use video differently and incorporate imagery into our training. Not for the sake of being different, but for the sake of being better.
The world is changing and evolving and we need to stay on top of of our game. Once we we spend the time ‘framing’ we can spend time polishing to make sure our officers get the best learning experience possible every time they come to our training.
It is time to stop polishing old stuff to make it look shiny and new.
Excellence in Training is about framing first, then polishing.
Brian Willis – A Man With Many Questions
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