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  • Introduction to Scenario Learning: Guest Post Series with Michael Barr
  • Auftragstaktik in One Simple Diagram by Chet Richards
  • “Leaders Are Teachers”: Great Insights on Leadership and Developing Your People from The Mentorship Forum
  • Great Review Over at the The Mentorship Forum of My Favorite Resource on Developing Adaptability “Raising The Bar”
  • Rethinking the Traditional Teacher-Student Relationship in Conflicts
  • Command and Control During a Disaster: Podcast
  • The Evolving Warfighter Sits Down with Don Vandergriff and Talks Mission Command
  • Developing and Preparing Cops for the Adaptive Challenges of The Street: Instructors Roundtable Podcast Episode
  • Unreflective Speed of Action…Do You Think Its Time Policing Reflects on the Tactical Influence of Time?
  • Break It Down Show Podcast: Don Vandergriff – Mission Command, Trusting Your People, To Win
  • I See You…Back Up! On The Call to Win in Crisis and in the Aftermath to Win in Life
  • Technological Negation of Human Sexual Dimorphism: A Guest Post by Franklin C. Annis, EdD
  • Guest Post Home Security Guide from Bank Rate
  • Commonwealth Police Legacy Program of Instruction: Sound Decision Making for Cops
  • Outstanding In Your Face and Much Needed Book Policing and It’s Leaders Can Learn From
  • THE TRUTH BEHIND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN FATAL POLICE SHOOTINGS: Great Research Every Cop and Every Citizen Should Read.
  • Thought on Discipline: A Great Podcast Series from All Marine Radio, Every Police Leader Should Listen To
  • Gary Klein – Cognitive Psychologist, Studies Decision Making in Crisis on The Break It Down Show..Outstanding Episode
  • Tactical Decision Making Facilitation Guide Maj McBreen: The Lessons Transfer to Police Instruction as Well
  • 4th Generation Warfare Interview and Yes There Are Lessons for Policing
  • Keys to Training Excellence: Evidence Based Research Policing Can Use
  • Adopting Mission Command: Developing Leaders for a Superior Command Culture by Don Vandergriff
  • Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude: Book Review
  • PODCAST: Tactical Decision Games with Bruce Gudmundsson and Don Vandergriff
  • Podcast: Human Factors and Officer-Involved Shootings
  • Donald Robertson – Stoicism and Thinking Like a Roman Emperor
  • Dr John Sullivan and MAJ John Spencer – The Complexity of Modern Urban War
  • Great Podcast: The Courageous Police Leader – Combating Cowards, Chaos, and Lies
  • Recommended Reading: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
  • Another Approach to Tactics Guest Post by Bert DuVernay
  • LYNCH & KENNEY: react to clips of LtGen Van Riper’s “On Discipline” interview on All Marine Radio
  • Outstanding Interview: ON DISCIPLINE: LtGen Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (ret)
  • The Learning Insurgency: It’s an Evolution, not a Revolution By Donald E. Vandergriff
  • On Policing a Free Society Episode 3: Toxic Bosses
  • On Policing a Free Society Episode 2: Repairing Dysfunction in Police Organizations
  • On Policing a Free Society Podcast: Episode 1 Dysfunctional Organizations and Their Impact On Response
  • On Policing a Free Society with Fred Leland A New Podcast Coming in 2019
  • Making Police Training Stick…and Learning How to Learn
  • A New Conception of War: John Boyd The U.S. Marines and Maneuver Warfare
  • Utilizing The Case Method: Some articles by Bruce Gudmundsson to Help Shed Some Light on How Too
  • Use of Force Policy: Dispelling the Myths by Lexipol
  • How to Make a Small Unit Decision Forcing Cases by Bruce Gudmundsson
  • Facilitating Learning a Hybrid Of Methods to Effective Police Officer Development
  • Why The OODA Loop Is Forever By Dan Grazier
  • 15 Tips to Remember when Promoting a Growth Mindset in the Classroom: A Guest Post from USA Test Prep
  • New Edition of Boyd’s Discourse on Winning and Losing by Grant Hammond
  • My Book Review: On Tactics by B. A. Friedman
  • Of Garbage Cans and Paradox: Reflexively Reviewing Design, Mission Command, and the Gray Zone:
  • On Tactics: An Interview with B.A. Friedman
  • Podcast Part 2 from Professional Military Education: John Boyd, Maneuver Warfare, and Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication-1
  • Podcast from Professional Military Education: John Boyd, Maneuver Warfare, and Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication-1
  • Walk,Sacrafice, Work …Always Hungry Never Satified! What it Takes to Fight Complacency
  • The Ten Deadly Errors, Plus…Failure to Learn, Failure to Anticipate and Failure to Adapt
  • Turning Tragedy into Victory…We Must Start APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED
  • Police Responses Demands Constant and Repeated Action…Throughout the Tactical Encounter
  • All Police Actions Take Place in an Atmosphere of Uncertainty
  • Adapt or Die: The Call for Police Reform…Is It Reasonable or Necessary?
  • Force Science Assesses Proposed “Necessary” Deadly Force Standard
  • Special Tactics Online Course Intro
  • LESC is Honored to be Part of Special Tactics New Online Training Academy and Full-Featured, Professional Networking Site
  • Leading Discussions and Facilitating Better Training Outcomes
  • Police Leaders Mentoring and Coaching Their People: the Cornerstone to Top Performance in Crises
  • Research: Adaptive Skill as the Conditio Sine Qua Non of Expertise
  • Developing Adaptive Expertise: A Synthesis of Literature and Implications for Training
  • How the Germans Defined Auftragstaktik: What Mission Command is – AND – is Not by Don Vandergriff
  • Avioding Hostilities is the Goal But Sometimes to Gain The Advantage Reasonable Force Must Be Used
  • Navigating Chaos: How to Find Certainty in Uncertain Situations
  • The Protector Ethic: Morality, Virtue, and Ethics in the Martial Way
  • Police Ethos:The Warrior and Guardian Mindset Are They Not One In the Same?
  • Neighborhood Watch is Homeland Security at the Most Local Level
  • Developing Police Sergeants: Getting the Outcomes and Measures of Effectiveness Right
  • Col John Boyd’s Patterns of Conflict Expanded to Policing Part 3: Disrupting an Adversary Using Soft and Hard Tactics
  • Col John Boyd’s Patterns of Conflict Expanded to Policing Part 2: Don’t Just Be a Reactor..Be a Shaper Too!
  • Col John Boyd’s Patterns of Conflict Expanded to Policing Part 1
  • Smart Tactics Takes Thinking Police Leaders…Leading Thinking Cops
  • Wrestling With Delayed and Immediate Entry, Solo and Team Tactics…Are We Really Expecting All to Go as Rehersed?
  • Guardian Joe: How Less Force Helps The Warrior
  • Making It Safer: A Study of Law Enforement Fatalities Between 2010-2016
  • Professional Reading and Development: It Doesn’t Give All the Answers, But It Lights What Is Often a Uncertain Path Ahead
  • What Are The Force Multipliers That Allow Police Organizations to Operate at Rapid OODA Loop Tempos?
  • Why Frontline Employees Should Make All Decisions:Lessons Police Can Learn From The Corporate Rebels
  • What was Boyd Thinking and…What Can Policing Learn From It?
  • Proper Mindset, Situational Awareness, Skill Proficiency and Physical Fitness: Force Multipliers of Great Value to Police
  • Recognizing The Signs and Signals That Lead To Violent Acts At Our Schools and Making Collaborative Efforts to Prevent Them
  • Adaptive Leader Program: Developing Thinking Leaders Who Lead Thinking Officers
  • What Are Mission-Type Orders and How Do They Influence a More Effective Crisis Response?
  • Tactics Are They More High Diddle, Diddle Straight Up the Middle the Devil Be Damned or Maneuver and Boyd Cycling an Adversary?
  • There Are No School Solutions, Formulas or Recipes to School Shootings, so How Can We Develop Better Courses of Action?
  • Great Break It Down Show Focus on School Shootings
  • Developing Critically Needed Leadership: A Podcast on Mission Command Building Trust and Cohesion
  • Powerful Facilitation: Two Critical Approaches
  • Powerful Facilitation: Three Critical Competencies
  • STARTING AND GROWING A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
  • Adaptive Action: Leveraging Uncertainty In Your Organization a Book Review
  • The Case Method In Developing Police: “Cold Calling” Will Have to Be Unambiguous
  • The Biggest Obstacle to Tactical Progress… and How to Beat It
  • Pete’s Combat Wish List Pt 2: Mental Models, Mistakes, Reflection and Learning on the Fly
  • Pete’s Wish List for Combat Warriors. Perhaps Some Lessons for Poliicng as Well?
  • What Affect Does the Human Dimension and Human Bias Have on Policing?
  • What virtues are the most essential for a warrior to live by in order to prepare for, protect against and prevent violence? 
  • Exploring Criminal Justice Careers Check Out the Community for Accredited Online Schools
  • A Great Break It Down Show Podcast on Interview and Interrogation: A Candid Straight Up Discussion
  • Experiential Learning a Big Part of The New Recruit Officer Course In Massachusetts: Looks Promising!
  • Run Out and Buy: Anatomy of a Warrior: The 7 Virtues All Warriors Must Live by to Successfully Protect and Serve
  • Devising Solutions to Complex Police Problems: How Can We Get Better?
  • Podcast with the Break It Down Show A Candid Discussion on Policing a Free Society, Mission Command and More
  • Understanding Problems Range in Complexity and Designing Police Operations
  • When it comes to Police Training, When is Good Enough, Not Good Enough?
  • On The Job Training and Deliberately Framing Experience
  • Police Officer Discretion…and Focusing Our Efforts on Better Outcomes
  • Strength of Character: The Foundation of Working Together and Getting Things Done
  • A free chapter from our new book now available on Amazon
  • A Major Problem We Must Confront as Police Trainers and Students: How To Improve Performance?
  • MISSION COMMAND THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN AND WHY An Anthology
  • Conflict and Crisis are Full of Friction: The Force That Makes the Apparently Easy so Difficult
  • PODCAST: Don Vandergriff on Military Personnel Reform: The Ideas Discussed Can (SHOULD) be Adapted to Policing As Well!
  • Fire Nobody! by Dave Smith
  • Teaching United States Marine Instructors New Tricks: Developing Adaptability Through Experiential Learning
  • The Why was born out of pain
  • Inspiring People to Lifelong Learning & Impacting Their Ability to Make Sound Decisions 
  • We Can’t Just Use the Same Mental Recipes Over and Over Again: In Police Training We Must Challenge The Prevailing Mindset
  • Reflection Leads to Deeper Learning…Put Each Day Up For Review
  • We Must Train and Educate Within an Uncertain Environment to Prepare to Adapt
  • Defining Policing ‘s Training & Education Challenge…Some Ideas On Achieving High Levels of Professionalism
  • Defensive Tactics for Today’s Law Enforcement
  • Uploading John Boyd: The Legend Delivering His Opus is Online…and is as Relevant as Ever
  • Make Many Mistakes and Learn
  • Is Your Purpose in Life Based on Self Awareness and Strength of Character or Are You Just Following the Crowd?
  • An Officer’s Principal Weapon is His Mind: Professional Development In Policing
  • Outstanding Manual: Law Enforcement Close Quarter Battle: Urban Tactics for Individuals, Teams and Tactical Units
  • The Art of Police Training is the Ability to Move Officers Through the Fog and Complexity of Human Interaction
  • Brian Willis Interviews Yours Truly on Teaching Adaptive Leadership
  • The Police Leader’s True Work: Train Them, Trust Them, Let Them Do Their Job
  • Sir William Slim on His Leadership Motto: No Details, No Paper, And No Regrets
  • The Grid: Is There Better Ways to Approach Police Interactions?
  • Teaching Officers How to Think verses Telling Them What To Think
  • Develop a Philosophy and Understanding of Crime Fighting and Problem Solving That Considers Complexities of Policing
  • Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission Book Review
  • Thinking Leaders, Leading Thinking People is the Adaptive Leaders Focus
  • Take Policing From a Training Culture to a Learning Culture
  • Are You Serving Those You Lead?
  • Vehicle Stops Strategies and Tactics: Being Safe and Effective Is About Options, Not Best Practices
  • Teaching Adaptability and Making Marines More Effective Trainers
  • Break It Down Show Podcast: Better Understanding Policing and Why it Matters
  • The Last 100 Yards Series: High Diddle, Diddle Straight Up the Middle or Maneuver: How Are Your Tactics, Officer?
  • Police officers I beg you to please run out and buy this book! What a great tactical resource!
  • Second Episode in This Podcast Series with Complete Emergency Managment: Leadership in Public Safety
  • Podcast: I sit down with George Whitney of Complete EM and discuss: Active Shooters and After Actions
  • Sir Robert Peels, Nine Key Principles of Policing: Fair and Impartial Policing Defined Back In 1829!
  • Herman Goldstein, Fundamental Objectives of Policing: Are They Relevant Today? I Say Yes!
  • Shaping and Adapting: Using the Environment (The Last Hundred Yards) To Unlock the Power of Colonel John Boyd’s OODA Loop
  • Informative Fair and Impartial Podcast: Do the legal rules for using deadly force, still make sense?
  • Crisis Intervention Teams & Police Interactions with People with Mental Illness: Evolving Tactics That Make a Difference
  • How Does The Last Hundred Yards, Enhance Tactical Responses to Crises?
  • Complacency and False Sense of Urgency: Why We Fail to Take Advantage of The Last Hundred Yards?
  • The Last Hundred Yards: Operate On Blind Luck or Win Consistently?
  • My Good Friend Coach Kevin Kearns talks with 5th & 6th graders about Vision
  • Keeping The Peace in a Free Society Let Us Not Forget Why We Do What We Do
  • How Do We Better Assess and Grade Decision Making and Adaptability in Those We Train?
  • Types of Cases
  • Report: Deadly Calls And Fatal Encounters
  • Developing Individuals with the Ability to Work Together Solving Real World Problems
  • Five-Year Study of Police Officer Deaths: RoboCops or Guardians?
  • The role of humility in the Socratic method by Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson
  • Keeping the Peace
  • Experiential Learning Defined
  • How We Learn Versus How We Think We Learn
  • Reducing Violence is About Not Grabbing a Gun
  • Boston PD & Boston Red Sox: Full Scale Complex Operating Environment Training Exercise
  • Scouts in Contact Tactical Vignettes for Cavalry Leaders A Book of Tactical Decison Exercises for Cavalry Leaders
  • What is the Mission and Intent of Policing a Free Society?
  • Sound of Silence A Tribute to Policing and All Those Who Serve The Homeland
  • Problem-Oriented Policing: Where Social Work Meets Law Enforcement
  • Thoughts on Policing a Free Society: Altering Public Expectations
  • Thoughts on Policing a Free Society: Rethinking Widely Held Assumptions Regarding Police Fuction
  • Thoughts on Policing a Free Society: Our Failure to Concern Ourselves…
  • Thoughts on Policing a Free Society
  • Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last
  • 8 Tips to Keep Your Home Wireless Network Secure From Hackers: a guest post from Wichly Cazeau
  • John Boyd’s Patterns of Conflict Part 3
  • Engaging The Community and Making Meaningful and Lasting Change
  • The Pre-Class Preparation Pyramid By Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson
  • We All Lose When it’s Us Verses Them!
  • Facilatating The Adaptive Leader Program at The Army ROTC Leadership Conference at Harvard University
  • A Break It Down Show Pod Cast: Paying Criminal Not to Commit Crimes or is There Something More to The Story?
  • Harvard ROTC Leadership Conference
  • A Discourse on Policing a Free Society
  • We Made the Mandatory Reading for the US Army MPs
  • Patterns of Conflict Pt 2
  • Hand in Hand Project, a new initiative promoting dialogue and interaction between local police officers and young people
  • How May We…Rebuild the Bridge Between The People and The Police?
  • Why Adaptability Trumps Hierarchy?
  • Military Reform Through Education: From The Straus Military Reform Project, Something We In Policing Can Learn From
  • In Building Trust, Actions…Speak Louder Than Words!
  • Somewhere Along the Way
  • Taking It Personally
  • The Facts of the Case By Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson
  • J.J. DID TIE BUCKLE Traits I live By
  • On Fitness: Learn from my weakness, my mistakes, and my bad habits
  • Don’t Do It Alone: Developing a Shared Sense of Destiny Requires We’re all on the Same Sheet of Music
  • Recommended Reading List From The California Association of Tactical Officers
  • Values For A New Millennium: A Book That Will Help Bridge the Gap Between People and The Police
  • Teaching Adaptability…and Firearms Training
  • Simon Sinek: Why Reciprocity Improves Mentor Mentee Relationships
  • Felix Nader Discusses The Value of Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Breaking Down Police Work and How To Win at Low Cost: Part 2 Podcast Break It Down Show
  • Boyd: Adapting Isn’t Good Enough
  • Simon Sinek on the responsibility that leaders have to create environments where people are more productive,and inspired
  • The Hunting Story – the meaning of human equality
  • Ethical Warriors with Jack Hoban
  • Emotional Intelligence: Re-Thinking Police Community Relations by Mark Bond
  • Approaching LE with the ‘What’s important now?’ perspective
  • Staying in control when a suspect is aggressive
  • 10 Overlooked Truths About Taking Action
  • Warriors vs. Praetorian Guard – Which Mindset Fits You Best? By Mike Ox
  • ITOA News: Articles By John Farnam, Patrick Van Horne, Jeff Chudwin, Don Vandergriff, Yours Truly and More
  • The importance of mindset in policing with Chip Huth
  • A Discussion on Police Work and How to Win At Low Cost, Connecting The People and Police Gap
  • Be Passionate, Back Up and Empower Your People, and You Will Get The Culture Right
  • Why Are Shared Visions So Important?
  • Technical Skill as a Component of Creativity by Bruce I. Gudmundsson
  • I Am Spartacus…No I Am Spartacus: Is Your Police Organization United?
  • The Demand For Autodidacts – The Self-Taught in an Age of Shrinking Budgets by Patrick Van Horne
  • It’s How You Say What You Saw by Patrick Van Horne
  • The Path of Don Vandergriff: A Discussion On Leadership, Learning organizations and Adaptability
  • The Newhall Incident: Failure, Adaptation and Success…Or Lost Opportunity? Published in the latest ITOA News
  • NYPD’s New Strategy for Dealing with Stressful Interactions, Absurd or Realistic?
  • The Mind Can Be Convinced But The Heart Must Be Won
  • Imagine a Police Culture Where People Wake Up Every Day Inspired to Go to Work
  • Open Letter to President’s Task Force on Policing by Louis Hayes
  • The Blame Game: Who @#$%ed This Up?
  • Breaking Down the Stranglehold of Formality
  • Boyd and Beyond: From Marine Corps University to FBI National Academy Boyd’ Ideas are Expanding
  • From The Art of Manliness: John Boyd’s Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?
  • Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
  • The Case Method Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marine Education by Captain Paul Tremblay Jr USMC
  • Simon Sinek: If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand…
  • Using Official Histories as Quarries for Case Materials By Bruce I. Gudmundsson
  • Left of Bang By Patrick Van Horne and Jason Riley
  • The Most Dangerous Weapon in Law Enforcement by Brian Willis
  • Sizing Up Situations Is A Skill, We Need To Develop
  • Change the Culture If I could Only Change One Thing by Don Vandergriff
  • The Five Learning Disciplines
  • Using Complete Stories in Decision Forcing Cases by Dr. Bruce I. Gudmundsson
  • Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis
  • Tactical Decision Games, Obscure Information and Generating New Ways to Thrive in the Climate of Chaos and Uncertainty
  • Calling on Cops in Class: An Anecdote for Developing Character, Confidence and Sound Tactical Decision Makers
  • Solving Tactical Dilemmas with Indirect Experience (Education & Training) and White Castle Cases
  • Ugly Police Force: Misunderstandings of Law & Human Factors by Lou Hayes
  • Design and Facilitate, Decision Making Exercises Using The Sandwich Metaphor
  • Strategic Rifleman: Key to More Moral Warfare by H. John Poole
  • Developing Teamwork, Leadership Skills and Decision Makers with Case Study’s “Washington’s Crossing”
  • FBI Report: A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States
  • The Art of Manliness Discusses…The Tao of Boyd: How to Master the OODA Loop
  • Courage: The Backbone of Leadership by Gus Lee
  • A Police Officers thoughts on the “Militarization” of our police forces.
  • Cops With War Toys: Militarizing police is the worst way to fight crime.
  • “Just the facts Ma’am”
  • Re-Imagine the Way We Lead!
  • A Milestone in Boydian Theory at the Tactical Level
  • CASE STUDY: Ferguson Missouri shooting incident and aftermath by Louis Hayes
  • What is Leadership?
  • Use of Force Investigations: a Manual for Law Enforcement
  • Do You Know How to Get Fullfillment?
  • How Great Leaders Inspire Action
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
  • Adaptive Leadership Handbook, Reviewed [by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen”]
  • Have We Not Learned Anything From History? Don Vandergriff’s Book Review on American Spartan
  • How Do We Inspire Action?
  • Book Review: Rubicon: The Poetry of War
  • Book Review: American Spartan
  • Command Culture: Officer Education in the U.S. Army and the German Armed Forces, 1901-1940, and the Consequences for WWII
  • What are the Basics? Developing for Mission Command by Donald E. Vandergriff
  • IN COMMAND AND OUT OF CONTROL
  • Adaptive Leadership By Charles “Sid” Heal and John R. Engbeck
  • Why good leaders make you feel safe
  • Guardians vs. Warriors: What it Takes to Win at Low Cost
  • After Action Review on The Christopher Dorner Incident
  • Adaptive Leader Program
  • Crisis Meta-Leadership Lessons From the Boston Marathon Bombings Response: The Ingenuity of Swarm Intelligence
  • Outstanding piece! The Myth of Mission Command by Don Vandergriff
  • Cops or Soldiers?
  • Situational Assessments: Being Mindful of What’s Important Now!
  • Convinced or Committed?
  • Discipline: The Lost Art of Leadership
  • How Do We Develop Adaptability?
  • Improve the Work…Develop the People
  • Incident Strategy and Tactics: The Baby Diaper Analogy
  • Adaptive Leaders …Develop Strength of Character
  • How About Some Empathy, Please?
  • Get Into the Sandbox, Think and Play and Let’s Inspire… Adaptability
  • Stoning The Gatekeepers: Is It Not Time Society Attempts To Better Understand Police Use of Force?
  • First-Line Supervisors Do The Most Important Training
  • Why Tactical Decision Games? Because They Challenge The Status Quo & Emphasize Tactical Options In Developing Courses of Action.
  • Why Does Understanding The OODA Loop Matter to Cops?
  • How Do You Develop Strength of Character and Adaptive Leaders?
  • Adaptive Leadership Handbook: Innovative Ways to Teach and Develop Your People
  • Don’t Fear Failure; Instead Make Failure Your Classroom
  • In Forging Adaptability…Distinguish Technical Problems from Adaptive Challenges
  • The Doctor in SWAT School (and What His Performance Says About Police Culture)
  • Designing Law Enforcement: Adaptive Strategies for the Complex Environment by John A. Bertetto
  • Guest Post: Toward a Police Ethos: Defining Our Values as a Call to Action by John Bertetto
  • Adaptability is Key in Handling Crisis Situations…Be In Command and Out Of Control
  • For Meaningful Lasting Results, Get Into the Weeds…and Identify Root Causes
  • Want to get better and be safer? Debrief!
  • How to Forge Adaptability in Police Leaders and Culture
  • Adaptive Leadership is Purposeful Learning in Real Time
  • Book Review: The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and The World
  • Growing Leaders Who Practice Mission Command and Win the Peace, Lt. Col. Douglas A. Pryer, U.S. Army
  • Achieving Greatness by Giving Control and Creating Leaders
  • Choosing Adaptability by Gary Gagliardi and The Science of Strategy Institute
  • The Review of Boyd & Beyond 2013…..
  • Have You Thought About Why You Choose To Lead?
  • Incident Command: the big picture by Louis Hayes
  • Understanding the OODA Loop by Derek Stephens
  • The Cops Amaze Me by Bob Lonsberry
  • I Am An Optimist. It Does Not Seem Too Much Use Being Anything Else!
  • Mike Rayburn Asks…What Makes A Good Street Cop?
  • Fighting the good fight with moral clarity by Lt. Dan Marcou
  • Are Gated Communities Really Secure?
  • Top 25 Criminal Justice Blogs We made the list at # 3
  • Incident Command: the team cohesion aspect of the SitRep
  • Book Review: Always Picked Last: Conquering the Bullies: A Guide To Finding Your Way in Life…
  • To Continuously Improve We Must Set Boundaries and Expectations
  • Elite Performance…Takes WORK? Say it ain’t so!
  • Create Your Fantasy Island Organizational Culture by Tracey Richardson
  • Have You Stopped a Car Today? Improving Patrols Tactical Effectiveness with Vehicle Stops
  • Incident Command: Communicating the Situation and Location By Louis Hayes
  • Incident Command: a problem-solving approach By Louis Hayes
  • SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are ‘Battlefields,’ Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan
  • Overmilitarization: Why Law Enforcement Needs to Scale Down Its Use of Military Hardware and Tactics By Evan Bernick
  • John Boyd’s Art of War Why our greatest military theorist only made colonel. By William S. Lind
  • Police militarization and rise of the warrior journalist by Lance Eldridge
  • Strategic Studies Institute: Cartel Car Bombings in Mexico Authored by Dr. Robert J. Bunker, Mr. John P. Sullivan
  • To Strengthen And Preserve Cohesion Your Values…Equal Their Values
  • Another Must Read Book From Don Vandergriff: “The Path To Victory” Revised Kindle Version with a new foreword
  • Safe Streets, Overruled By Heather McDonald of the City Journal
  • Must Read Book On Leader Development, Updated Kindle Addition: Don Vandergriff’s, Raising The Bar:
  • Brian Willis Offers Great Info on Defeating…The Enemy Of Innovation
  • Police militarization and the Ethical Warrior By Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie
  • “A Way” To Develop a Toxic Leader: How We as Leaders Create Our Own Monsters
  • The Guy Behind the Guy, Behind the Guy: A Case for Taking our Roles More Seriously
  • Flatenning the Decision Cycle in Tactical Units
  • Tactical Supervision: Coaches and Chessplayers: Guest Post By Louis Hayes
  • To effectively function in the initial, chaotic stages of a crisis, develop adaptive leaders
  • FEAR VS COURAGE: IT’S YOUR CHOICE By Danny Cox
  • Skid Row Terrorist
  • Col John Boyd: Question and Answer Video
  • Great Piece on Adaptability by Brian Willis: The Dinosaur versus The Cockroach Training Model
  • The Psychotic Militarization of Law Enforcement
  • The Missing Piece of NIMS: Teaching Incident Commanders How to Function in the Edge of Chaos by Police Chief, Cynthia Renaud
  • The Human Problem? by Frank Borelli an Officer.com article
  • From Police One 3 techniques for controlling your brain with Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.
  • Great Article From Police One with Val Van Brocklin: How to create ‘fierce followers’ in law enforcement
  • Deadly Force: Have We Lost Our Senses? Guest Post by Louis Hayes
  • Tactical Philosophy 101 A Guest Post by Louis Hayes
  • Leadership in Unconventional Crises
  • Unconventional Crises, Unconventional Responses: Reforming Leadership in the Age of Catastrophic Crises and “Hyper complexity”
  • JOHN BOYD WAS A PATRIOT, A MORAL LEADER, AND A BONAFIDE VISIONARY. AND YES, HE WAS A MAVERICK.
  • Force Science Research Study: The Influence of Officer Positioning on Movement During a Threatening Traffic Stop Scenario
  • Guest Post: Adaptive Decision-Making by Sid Heal
  • “More Better,” Ideals, and To Be or To Do: Guest Post by Scott Shipman
  • Learning Like an Expert: A Guest Post by Marshall Wallace
  • What Represents a High Level of Professionalism?
  • This Memorial Day Remember: The Path of The Warrior
  • School Security: Sharing and Enhancing Best Practices
  • Guest Post by Michael G. Moore: Boyd’s Snowmobile …or what made Alexander “The Great”
  • Coffee Pots and Baseball Bats: Household Items Offer Protection
  • Learning to Adapt With A Professional Reading Program
  • Boyd and Beyond 2013
  • Guest Post by Tyana Daley: Developing Law Enforcement Leaders and Nurturing Smart Thinkers
  • Somewhere Between Born and Made: Where Good Leaders Come From
  • Is Today Your Day?
  • Guest Post by John Demand: “You look for the bomb…we look for the bomber”
  • What Do OODA Loop’s Mean to the Street Cop, Wanting To Become “World Class” Tacticians?
  • The Psychology of a Boston Marathon Terrorist: 10 Questions for a Retired Marine
  • Watching Boston “Work Together” Made Me Proud to Be a Police Officer
  • What Makes a “World Class” Tactically Proficient Peacekeeper?
  • Tactical Decision Games to Increase Speed and Maturity of Problem Solving: The Lessons Learned
  • The Path to Better Execution in Seeing, Understanding and Solving Complex Problems is a Learning Organization
  • A Systemic Concept for Operational Design: a Robust Tool Law Enforcement Should Use in Preparing for Chaotic Crisis
  • How shift debriefings can improve officer safety Published at P1
  • Boyd and Beyond Boston 2013: Balancing Pursuasion and Force in The Moral, Mental and Physical Dimensions of Conflict
  • Don Vandergriff, Discusses: Misinterpretation and Confusion: What is Mission Command?
  • Huddling-Up To Acheive Successful Law Enforcement Outcomes
  • Building Cohesive Law Enforcement Agencies That Can Decide In Crisis Situations
  • Mistakes ultimately ended ex-LA cop’s rampage
  • Red Teaming The Workplace Violence Shooter and The “MR. Uncomfortable Factor”
  • Top 30 Criminal Justice Blogs of 2012 : LESC is Number 5!
  • Showing Up Is Overrated. Necessary But Not Nearly Sufficient. Can Taking An “Interest” In What You Do Enhance Performance?
  • Handling Dynamic Encounters…Go Get Him, Or Set Him Up To Get Him…With An Adaptable Response
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