James Reese is the founder, and CEO of
TigerSwan, a global risk mitigation consultancy
that provides services to clients across the
globe. In its security offering, TigerSwan
emphasizes on the need for situational
awareness among involved parties.
At an individual level, people operate in various
levels of awareness. These levels can be best
described by illustrating the differences
between each with regards to a particular
situation, for example, driving.
• Tuned out – this level of awareness is similar
to driving in a familiar environment and being
engrossed in thought or a song playing on the
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• Relaxed – consider this level of awareness
similar to defensive driving: you're
comfortable while driving but also aware of
other vehicles on the road.
• Focused – at this level, you are driving in
potentially dangerous situations and need to
keep both hands on the wheel and attention
on the road ahead.
• High alert – it's an awareness level that brings
about an adrenaline rush and a gasp for air
because the driver in front doesn’t stop at the
• Comatose – this is the level of awareness that
happens when you freeze and become unable
to respond to stimuli, either because you are
afraid or have fallen asleep.