Explorer Mentality

The role of humility in the Socratic method by Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson

In the spring of 2010, while I was teaching my first case-based undergraduate course, a student paid me an unusual compliment. “Professor,” he said, “you are more humble than most academics.”

Why Does Understanding The OODA Loop Matter to Cops?

Don Vandergriff of Adaptive Leader talks about John Boyd's OODA Loop, why it matters and the implications and opportunities for adaptive leaders in any organization, including the police.

Proper Police Action Requires...What?

"No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in the mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes" ~Napoleon Hill

P1 Column: Situational awareness, officer safety, and 'the explorer mentality'

Part Two: The exploring officer takes responsibility for the strategic choices of routes and objectives on his journey into the unknown

P1 Column: Patterns of behavior, officer safety, and 'the rule of opposites'

Part One: We recognize opposites — day as compared to night, happy compared to sad, failure versus success, peace as opposed to war, and safety counter to danger

You’re assigned to handle an emotionally disturbed person — a female — threatening suicide, according to a person who called dispatch. The location and assailant are known to you — you’ve had frequent interact with this individual, at this location, for the same type of problem.

Mental Toughness and...The Power to Adapt

“Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Meet Officers Lewis and Clark-Exploring Situational Awareness

What if the famous explorers Lewis and Clark were police officers?  How would they look at the multitude of situations that cops handle from their viewpoint as explorers?  Back in their day they did not have two-way radios, cell phones, GPS,computers, and 6 inch policy and procedure books, but had to depend on their natural instincts and look at each exploration from a new and unique perspective observing their surroundings and trying to make sense of every situation. How much better would we be? How much safer on the street?

Tactical IQ: Developing "Fingertip Feel" Shaping and Reshaping Dynamic Encounters To Gain the Advantage

By Fred Leland

“When the fight starts you do not have time to stop and think about the fundamentals. ~Chet Richards, Certain to Win

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