Attributes and Attitude


By John L. Demand, Jr. from Observation on Demand

Take A.I.M. and Prepare To Win Dynamic Encounters

I just had the honor of working together with a great group of cops (over 1,000 plus their families) at the FBI National Academy Associates 75TH Annual Training Conference here in Boston. The New England Chapter presented this conference which was chaired by Deputy Chief William Brooks of Wellesley P.D. and approximately 50 committee members.

Happy Memorial Day! Conflict, Violence, Sacrifice, Fallen Heroes and My Own Thoughts on those Who Gave it All

I am standing waiting outside in the center of the town, it’s a clear day today a bit windy and cool this November morning, the 6th of November to be exact, I thought remembering the day important.  As I look down the street about quarter of a mile or so to see if there is anyone coming from the church, I am thinking of the young man I am waiting on, a young Marine who gave his life while protecting others.

To Be or To Do: Col John Boyd's Words of Wisdom:

“Tiger, one day you will come to a fork in the road,” he said. “And you’re going to have to make a decision about which direction you want to go.” He raised his hand and pointed. “If you go that way you can be somebody. You will have to make compromises and you will have to turn your back on your friends. But you will be a member of the club and you will get promoted and you will get good assignments.”

Then Boyd raised his other hand and pointed another direction.

COL John Boyd on the Essence of Winning and Losing!

“The essence of winning and losing is in learning how to shape or influence events so that we not only magnify our spirit and strength but also influence potential adversaries as well as the uncommitted so that they are drawn toward our philosophy and are empathetic towards our success.” ~Col. John Boyd

The strategic and tactical mindset should have these words from Boyd in mind while we interact with our environment  and our adversary.

B.H. Liddell Hart Quote on Training and Experience.

“Direct experience is inherently too limited to form an adequate foundation either for theory or for application. At the best it  produces an atmosphere that is of value in drying and hardening the structure of thought. The greater value of indirect experience lies in its greater variety and extent. History is universal experience, the experience not of another, but of many others under manifold conditions.” ~B.H. Liddell Hart

Direct experience is too limited.

Great Quote from Tom Peters On Leadership and Decision Making

Every decision about hiring, firing, supervision, training, systems development is to be designed for and brought immediately and directly to bear on the "production" of Moments Of Truth.”

Great quote from Tom Peters that speaks the importance of leadership and to the fact that leadership is not only an event driven attribute but a day to day attribute, that effects the outcomes of all those in an organization. How they prepare for, ready themselves and respond to the problems encountered.  ~Fred

The Badge: Much More Than a Piece of Medal

By Fred Leland

There is a great video over at Police Dynamics, posted by Ray Nash, entitled The Classic Challenge to a Police Officer. It sets out the challenge for us cops to stand behind the honor and integrity of the all important BADGE!

Maintaining Mental Calmness and Not Losing Our Cool

During a fight a soldier must keep his ability to think. He must not allow fear or anger to control his actions. ~U.S. Army Field Manual Combative’s

When we deal with individuals in our world, it’s often in conflicting situations that place a great deal of stress upon officers and the individuals we attempt to control. This control can be gained by simple verbal direction and compliance to a custody situation where a person’s freedom is temporarily removed.

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