Insights from the FA Experience: Andy Roe, Commissioner, London Fire Brigade

Decision Making under pressure

A highly experienced consultative leader with complete integrity.

  • It’s always about the outcome – if what you’re doing isn’t delivering the plan you haven’t got a plan.
  • Set very clear objectives, describe the plan then delegate responsibility for delivery
  • Review every ten minutes to allow for Recognition-Primed Decision-Making – revisit task, objective, plan, delivery.
  • Logical well-understood processes use minimal cognitive bandwidth.
  • Command position – good heightened situational awareness of what’s going on with contemporaneous logging.
  • Senior officers are much more vulnerable as it’s lonely.