My uncle used to be a sergeant in the Australian Federal Police.
Before that he worked at airport customs.
And before that as a bouncer at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney, as well as various other night clubs.
He said whenever there was a brawl in a venue the key was to find the leader of the pack, subdue him and get him out of the venue.
After that, the leader’s minions would follow with their tails between their legs.
Cut the snake off at the head, so to speak.
Getting to the root of any problem is key.
(This is different to hanging hopes on changing just one thing before ‘everything will be perfect’.)
- First identify who or what that is.
- Then find a course of action.
Often, the act of identifying presents the required action automatically.