Persevere to Solve a Problem

Persevere to Solve a Problem

Seven Dimensions
Updated Dec 30, 2019

If the going gets tough, former homicide investigator Colin McLaren recommends perseverance, determination, getting it right and always being responsible. 

Course Overview 

Colin McLaren discusses with Eve Ash how he saw a different way the Princess Diana investigation could have been conducted. He investigated the accident scene and found evidence missed by the police and forensics. He counsels the importance of not giving up when cases are complex or obstructive. Be methodical, be diligent in uncovering the facts, always keep an open mind as to possible answers. Above all, follow correct procedure and report frequently on what you’re doing. You will solve any problem if you stay on it. 

Key Learning Points 

When you are researching for the true facts and wanting to solve a problem, always: 

  • Persevere 

  • Make getting it right first time your objective 

  • Be methodical – don’t be daunted or give up 

  • Follow correct procedures and report often 

  • Keep your principles intact 

Interviewer: Eve Ash 

Interviewee: Colin McLaren