Adaptive Leader Program

Don Vandergriff and I have been talking about our new book, Adaptive Leadership Handbook: Innovative Ways to Teach and Develop Your People. We now have developed an Adaptive Leader Program, that is based on the book we think will greatly benefit your organization.

Incident Strategy and Tactics: The Baby Diaper Analogy

Is it more important to be a kick-ass gunfighter? ...or to have the wisdom and understanding on how to stay out of a gunfight in the first place? And on which of these things should police instructors being focusing their efforts? This debate isn't limited to only the use of police deadly force; it's one that permeates law enforcement education and training as a whole.

First-Line Supervisors Do The Most Important Training

I was thumbing through my dog-eared and highlighted copy of Cigars Whiskey & Winning Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant in which Lesson 31 states that; Grant recognized that his top priority was to prepare his regiment for battle.

The Guy Behind the Guy, Behind the Guy: A Case for Taking our Roles More Seriously

Another great post from "An Enlightened Soldier" I think we in law enforcement can all learn from on the importance of knowing our stuff and the effort it takes to do so. Do you take your role seriously? Stay Oriented! Fred

Brian Willis Offers Great Info on Defeating...The Enemy Of Innovation

Expertise is the Enemy of Innovation – Tip #5 in Stephen Shapiro’s book Best Practices Are Stupid. Shapiro goes on to say, “The more you know about a particular topic, the more difficult it is for you to think about it in a different way. Your solutions will most likely be “been there, done that” ideas that are limited to your area of expertise.

Great Piece on Adaptability by Brian Willis: The Dinosaur versus The Cockroach Training Model

Over the next few weeks I am going to share some of the lessons I took away from Georges St-Pierre's book GSP: The Way of the Fight. St-Pierre is the current UFC Welterweight Champion and is considered by some as the best pound for pound fighter in the world, and just happens to be a fellow Canadian.

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