You've often seen it in films and television programs. A couple of detectives have traced a vicious killer to some remote spot, perhaps a cottage or some abandoned castle. Usually it's dark outside. The killer could easily lunge from the shadows.
Anyone with any smarts would call for more officers.
Of course, the brilliant detectives don't. As a result, they barely escape with their lives.
Such "heroism" produces great drama on the screen but not in real life. Lawyers, Human Resources professionals, and the most savvy of professionals - management consultants - will tell you that no one has ever sought their help too early.
Perhaps just in time, but never too early.
Call for back-up. That's what they are there for.
After all, the last thing you want is a fair fight.
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