Adaptive Leadership

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.

Military Reform Through Education: From The Straus Military Reform Project, Something We In Policing Can Learn From

Photo of Don Vandergriff instructing with a map

(Don Vandergriff conducting a map exercise. Photo courtesy of Dan Grazier.)

Almost all of the news regarding the military these days has to do with either a weapons system or budget fights. This clearly demonstrates Washington’s misplaced defense priorities on hardware over people. Any military force is only as good as the people who serve in it. Almost as important are the ideas they wield.

J.J. DID TIE BUCKLE Traits I live By

The United States Marine Corps had a profound effect on my life. It’s where I learned how to follow and how too lead, 35 years ago. The Marine Corps values have a huge effect on the Marine Corps and it’s why they value the term Gung Ho (working together) which they still today claim is their most progressive tradition! I think the term gung ho which is quite often though to mean can-do attitude that’s applied to individual effort. IT IS NOT!

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