Adaptive Leadership

Thought on Discipline: A Great Podcast Series from All Marine Radio, Every Police Leader Should Listen To

In policing we often wonder why the effectiveness of our organizations is less than we desire. We ponder all kinds of reasons, such as; budgets, time, the legal and liability effects. We label people as malcontents, nonconformists, or poor performers, or perhaps poor policies and procedures, rules and regulations and poor or inconsistent training. Failure to hold people accountable and a lack of discipline are also discussed at length.

LYNCH & KENNEY: react to clips of LtGen Van Riper’s “On Discipline” interview on All Marine Radio

And this podcast interview from All Marine Radio is a fantastic discussion on LTGen Paul Van Ripers interview linked here. Both these interviews are a must listen to for police leaders who struggle with setting standards for the sake of standards versus standards for a purpose. It makes sense when you listen to both these interviews On Discipline.

Outstanding Interview: ON DISCIPLINE: LtGen Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (ret)

The is the first interview series that ALL MARINE RADIO will do entitled “ON DISCIPLINE” — it will feature Marine Leaders who have led Marines for decades, who have seen the Marine Corps between wars, during war and after war.

Police Leaders Mentoring and Coaching Their People: the Cornerstone to Top Performance in Crises

I have written about The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Small Unit Decision Making (SUDM) initiative to support their effort to “improve the ability of small unit leaders across the Marine Corps to improve their intuitive ability to assess, decide, and act while operating in a more decentralized manner.” Sounds very familiar to what policing has been talking about and looking for in our efforts to improve individual and team performance in handling crisis.

Research: Adaptive Skill as the Conditio Sine Qua Non of Expertise

A great research paper "Adaptive Skill as the Conditio Sine Qua Non of Expertise" with links to many other studies on developing adaptability. The paper covers a lot of ground I feel is of great value to policing who are tasked with dealing with complex societal problems, crime, crises, conflict and violence and require the essential skill of adaptability to effectively applying courses of action. Here is a General Audience Summary:

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