Adaptive Leadership

The Blame Game: Who @#$%ed This Up?

"The urge to blame military misfortunes on individuals runs as deep as the inclination to blame human error for civil disasters." ~Eliot Cohen and John Gooch, Military Misfortunes: The Anatomy of Failure in War

Breaking Down the Stranglehold of Formality


"Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts." ~Henry David Thoreau

The Case Method Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marine Education by Captain Paul Tremblay Jr USMC

An honor and privilege to get permission from Captain Paul Tremblay Jr. to post his paper on "The Case Method Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marine Education" that was also published in the Marine Corps Gazette back in 2012. Its written with the Marine Corps in mind but the Case Method will help policing increase efficiency and effectiveness as well.

Change the Culture If I could Only Change One Thing by Don Vandergriff

The principle thing now is to increase the responsibilities of the individual man, particularly his independence of action, and thereby to increase the efficiency of the entire army… The limitations imposed by exterior circumstances causes us to give the mind more freedom of activity, with the profitable result of increasing the ability of the individual.
Von Scheekt, Chief German General Staff, 1925

The Five Learning Disciplines

THE CORE OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION WORK IS BASED UPON FIVE “learning disciplines”— lifelong programs of study and practice:

  1. Personal Mastery— learning to expand our personal capacity to create the results we most desire, and creating an organizational environment which encourages all its members to develop themselves toward the goals and purposes they choose.

Developing Teamwork, Leadership Skills and Decision Makers with Case Study's "Washington's Crossing"

The decision-forcing cases taught at Quantico make greater use of role play than those used at many other institutions. Thus, while a case teacher in a business school might ask "what would you do if you were the president of this company?", his counterpart at Quantico would say something like, "Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French! What are your orders, Sire?"

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