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Trump and Soleimani

In this highlight of the Million Dollar Mortgage Experience, Derek Gaunt talks about his thoughts on why Trump may have fired missiles on Soleimani.

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Jon Maddux sits down with former commander of hostage negotiations Derek Gaunt. With decades of experience on the front lines, Derek has joined Black Swan Ltd. to coach individuals and corporations, as well as teaching at hostage negotiations and SWAT conferences. Derek also teaches how to be a great leader with these negotiation skills in his new book Ego, Authority, Failure.

Jon and Derek speak about how to address bad news, building rapport with your team, how to bulletproof your emails, and much more.

Derek Gaunt is a lecturer, author of Ego, Authority, Failure, and trainer with 29 years of law enforcement experience, 20 of which as a team member, leader and then commander of hostage negotiations teams in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is a hostage negotiation and incident command subject matter expert who frequently speaks at hostage negotiations and SWAT conferences across the country. Derek’s passion for interpersonal communications began when he was selected as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Section of a municipal police agency. He spent the majority of his law enforcement career in the Criminal Investigations Section as a detective, supervisor and eventually commander of major crimes. In 1997, he took his passion for interpersonal communications to the next level, becoming a hostage negotiator. Once he became a supervisor, his passion transitioned from “doing” to teaching the concepts to others. As a member of the Black Swan Group, he is a negotiation trainer and personal coach. Derek has trained throughout the US and around the world, instructing business organizations on how to apply hostage negotiation practices and principles to their world. Derek presents seminars and in-house training programs in a variety of environments. His presentations are engaging and filled with useful techniques for understanding human behavior and navigating difficult conversations. His training has helped leaders and their organizations increase their performance by changing the way they think about communicating one person to another.

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