"One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary. And three, be nice."
Use the "Three Simple Rules" from Road House as a guide to navigating compliance.
Our opponents are varied, active and can be internal as well as external. While security professionals are always vigilant, we need to learn how to make advocates out of our "internal" opponents to help us discover the unexpected and stay prepared. Infighting doesn't help anyone. Learn how to gain perspective, give perspective and solve the fights outside of the meeting room. Realizing this is just a job, and not a personal attack, goes a long way to establishing and keeping the peace in tenuous situations.
Define opportunities to identify the real opponents while finding and developing advocates.
Describe mechanisms to gain perspective, give perspective and solve the fights outside of the meeting room.
Establish guardrails to keep the peace, not taking it personally and help foster meaningful dialogue around difficult topics.