Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Strength of Humility
Weekly, we receive requests for assistance from detectives from around the country. It can be a simple statement for analysis, or an entire case. The requests come either from investigators, with their superior's approval, or it is from the superiors, themselves. They want answers and they want justice. They are servants to a greater cause.
It is that simple.
It reminds me of a principle:
The more confident the investigator, the more willing to seek assistance.
This is found in a culture of analysis.
Analysts routinely seek 2nd and 3rd opinions of their work. By course, some will not submit analysis without at least one other professional's review.
The impact is two fold:
1. The work is checked
2. More yield is received.
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It is the nature of the work that an analyst will 'pick up the scent' of deception and follow that scent to completion. In this trail, collateral information is sometimes underestimated or even missed, as 'the big picture' or conclusion comes into focus.
Highlighted on TV, but perhaps with accuracy, local investigators show resentment when a federal investigator shows up. This bristling is 'territorial' and counter productive to the cause of justice, but it also speaks to the lack of confidence one has.
Analysis, by nature of its work, has its most impressive results when the disciplinary restraints of a team are applied.
The greater the confidence, the more open the desire for help.
Some embrace humility as they seek a higher purpose; justice, truth, and getting the right answers.
Others have humility forced upon them by nature itself, and can show itself in error.
It is not surprising to see a good number of analysts across the country maintain a 100% accuracy rate.
There is no match for this.
Their strength is in their humility.