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Solving Tactical Dilemmas with Indirect Experience and White Castle Cases

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“To stay on top of their game, effective leaders learn about themselves and their environment and use this knowledge to develop their abilities along many dimensions.” ~Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves, Leadership 2.0

Ugly Police Force: Misunderstandings of Law & Human Factors by Lou Hayes

Videos of police officers using force. Police incidents involving citizens with mental illnesses. Social media instantaneously spreading opinions and public verdicts. The "no comment" policy in police media relations. This combination makes it virtually impossible to build community trust and understanding.

I am amazed by the growth of four seemingly unrelated aspects affecting my profession:

  • the number of video cameras capturing police officers' actions,

Developing Teamwork, Leadership Skills and Decision Makers with Role Immersion Games

The decision-forcing cases taught at Quantico make greater use of role play than those used at many other institutions. Thus, while a case teacher in a business school might ask "what would you do if you were the president of this company?", his counterpart at Quantico would say something like, "Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French! What are your orders, Sire?"

The Art of Manliness Discusses...The Tao of Boyd: How to Master the OODA Loop

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John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, but he slowly transformed himself into one of the greatest philosopher-warriors to ever live.

Cops With War Toys: Militarizing police is the worst way to fight crime.

Alexandria, Virginia’s annual big event is its George Washington’s Birthday parade. When I lived there, I usually went. One year, as President Washington passed in his carriage, I gave him a proper 18th-century bow-and-scrape—real conservatives know how to do these things. He was so pleased he stood up in his landau, doffed his hat and bowed to me in return.

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