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The Man Who Found Saddam and the Power of Listening Without Bias

Event Date Wed Jul 18, 2018
Event Time 6 PM - 7 PM
Edwards Interfaith Chapel32318 US-6 | Edwards

How do you find a man halfway around the world, one who most definitively does not want to be found? It takes hundreds of hours of trials, attempts and failures. However, in 2003, Army interrogator Eric Maddox began to discover what gained him the most effective information and started using it repeatedly, ultimately leading him to the information everyone was looking for: the location of Saddam Hussein, the Ace of Spades in the infamous Deck of Cards.

Without using torture or physical contact of any kind, Maddox was able to penetrate Saddam Hussein’s most trusted circle to its core. His methods shaped the future intelligence collection for the military and civilians around the world. How did he do it? Through thousands of hours of experience, Eric fine-tuned his ability to listen without bias. In this program, Maddox will discuss the method he uses, called Empathy-Based Listening, and share what a powerful tool it can be for those who employ it.[spacer height=”20px”]

This program is generously underwritten by Dierdra & Ronnie Baker and Amy & Jay Regan. The Hot Topic series is generously underwritten by Cindy Engles and Kathy & Neal Kimmel.


Eric Maddox

Eric Maddox

Private Consultant and Speaker