Fighting Complacency Reminder: Nothing We Do is Routine, NOTHING!!!

1. Stay Alert & Develop Superior Situational Awareness


2. Strength of Character…The Heart of a Good Decision Maker

    • Self awareness
    • Intuitive
    • Develop Social skills
    • Critical thinker
    • Creative thinker

3. Possess a Strategic and Tactical Mindset

    • Interaction, Insight, Imagination, and Initiative
    • Shape or influence events
    • Maneuver to position of advantage
    • YOU Control the tempo
    • Solving Tactical Problems

4. Develop the “Fingertip Feel”

    • Effectiveness in the moral, mental and physical dimensions of conflict. While important, there is frequently fixation with the physical level of conflict—to the virtual exclusion of the more powerful mental & moral levels. What we do at the physical level can work against us at the mental & moral levels.
    • Learning from Direct and Indirect Experience

5. Adaptability: “is an effective change in response to an altered situation.”

    • Projected or actual changes of environment
    • The situation
    • The adversary
    • WE MUST Adapt Faster Than the Enemy

6. Build Culture of Innovation

    • Tactical decision games
    • After action reviews
    • Free-play exercises
    • Adaptive Leadership

7. Keep your equipment clean and maintained

“The nature of conflict has shifted to where the division between combatant, criminal opportunist and civilian is blurred—often to the vanishing point.” ~William Lind, 1989

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