Adaptive Leadership

We All Lose When it's Us Verses Them!

In this powerful WINx talk, retired Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey of the Boston Police Department talks about law enforcement relationships with the community and within our organizations. Chief Linskey was the incident commander for Boston PD during the city's response to the Boston Marathon Bombing and understands the meaning of community engagement.

His message: We all lose when it's us verses them!

Harvard ROTC Leadership Conference

Myself and Will Foley a United States Army (Ret) Special Forces supervisor, instructor and operator, will be in Boston this weekend facilitating an Adaptive Leadership workshop for the Harvard ROTC Leadership Conference that includes Massachuaetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, North Eastern and Siena College.

We will be spending the two days facilitating tactical decision games and red team exercises for about 80 People about to be commissioned as officers in the United States military.

More to follow on the lessons learned from the next two days.

We Made the Mandatory Reading for the US Army MPs

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Got this great news from Don Vandergriff this morning.

Patterns of Conflict Pt 1


The importance of John Boyd's "Patterns of Conflict" cannot be overstated. It changed the military, the business world, and even sports forever. Policing is now using Boyd's ideas to improve their decision making and to develop fair and impartial policing methods that include procedural justice. Police are now considering how their strategy, operations and tactics effect Boyd's moral, mental and physical levels of conflict.

How May We…Rebuild the Bridge Between The People and The Police?

Respect

"While police officers certainly have a responsibility to focus on 'enforcement,' they also should spend considerable time and energy on 'engagement' … transparent and authentic community engagement," ~Jeffrey Blackwell, Cincinnati Police Chief

Why Adaptability Trumps Hierarchy?

Adaptability trumps hierarchy! Awe... how I love this phrase. How refreshing! How welcoming this phrase is to me.

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