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From The Art of Manliness: John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

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According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made “more contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.”

As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname “40-Second Boyd” for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute.

Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception -- and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

The Case Method Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marine Education by Captain Paul Tremblay Jr USMC

An honor and privilege to get permission from Captain Paul Tremblay Jr. to post his paper on "The Case Method Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marine Education" that was also published in the Marine Corps Gazette back in 2012. Its written with the Marine Corps in mind but the Case Method will help policing increase efficiency and effectiveness as well.

Simon Sinek: If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand...

"We're not good at everything, we're not good by ourselves," says Simon Sinek. Our ability to build trust and relationships is the key to our survival as a race, and to thriving as ideamakers. In policing developing mutual trust throughout the community is paramount to police officers being effective. If we don't understand people, you don't understand policing.

Left of Bang By Patrick Van Horne and Jason Riley

Left of Bang

Sizing Up Situations Is A Skill, We Need To Develop

"The importance of recognizing the underlying factors and influences in play cannot be overstated. Imagine, for example, the advantages of recognizing the significance of the element of surprise as a condition of success for the Branch Davidian raid or the futility of a surround and call-out at Columbine. Clearly, some understanding of the nature of what is occurring is of great advantage." ~Sid Heal

Change the Culture If I could Only Change One Thing by Don Vandergriff

The principle thing now is to increase the responsibilities of the individual man, particularly his independence of action, and thereby to increase the efficiency of the entire army… The limitations imposed by exterior circumstances causes us to give the mind more freedom of activity, with the profitable result of increasing the ability of the individual.
Von Scheekt, Chief German General Staff, 1925

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