Dig Deeper to Get it Right

Dig Deeper to Get it Right

Seven Dimensions
Updated Dec 30, 2019

In this video, former homicide task force leader, Colin McLaren likens researching and effective interviewing with being a sleuth. Dig deep, be persistent, open-minded, responsible and challenge where necessary. 

Course Overview 

Former homicide task force leader, Colin McLaren explains to Eve Ash how effective researching and interviewing is on par with being a sleuth. Too many people are casual about details. Colin stresses the importance of getting to the source of the issue and establishing all the facts until they are mastered. He balances a competitive instinct for digging deepest with the necessity for retaining an open mind when considering a problem. It is essential to be fearless in your presentation of information, challenging when it’s called for, seeking correct outcomes and remaining as accurate as possible. Get it right first time, he counsels – never give up. Follow procedures and maintain your principles. 

Key Learning Points 

In this video, viewers learn: 

  • Why it’s important to get to the core issue 

  • Why facts must be mastered to get to the truth 

  • Why layers of belief and assertion must be penetrated 

  • The importance of perseverance and an open mind 

  • Being prepared to challenge the status quo 

  • Accuracy cannot be criticized – so get it right 

  • Following procedures – be responsible and methodical with what you find 

Interviewer: Eve Ash 

Interviewee: Colin McLaren