Decision Making

Mental Toughness and...The Power to Adapt

“Unhappy the general who comes on the field of battle with a system.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Book Review: The Smart Swarm: By Peter Miller

How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done

Preparing for Crisis with Tactical Decision Games, After Action Reviews and Critical Question Mapping

Followers of this blog and those I have worked with know the workshops I run utilize tactical decision games, in the form of pen and paper exercises, tabletops and force on force free play exercises involving the use of Simmunitions. Also in these workshops we stress the importance of identifying lessons learned utilizing the after action review process. These training methods all stem from creating and nurturing both the individual and organizational cognitive and physical skills necessary to observe, orient, decide and act while according with an adversary(s).

Brain plasticity: A whole new idea for cops

DECISIONS 

 

Recent brain research has tremendous impact in the way officers can now train and increase the power of their brains. ~John Demand

"SWARMING TACTICS" Published in the California Association of Tactical Officers official publication CATO NEWS

I am privileged to have this article published in the current addition of the California Association of Tactical Officers official publication CATO NEWS.  I look forward to your feedback.

How TACTICAL JUGMENTS and CALCULATED RISKS factor into VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS

By Fred T. Leland Jr.

“In tactics, the most important thing is not whether you go left or right, but why you go left or right.” ~A. M. Gray

Too Focused? You Might Miss Something Important

Great article on inattentional blindness. Missing the obvious, while focused on something else YOU believe is important is very common in dynamic encounters. Cops and the citizen should read this article as it an important concept to understand for those responding to dangerous circumstances and in the aftermath of police use of force situations.

Dangerous Body Language: Digging Beyond What You See!

I read a very interesting article on TSA screening  and the SPOT program developed by Paul Ekman they are using in and effort to spot potential terrorist and or terrorist activity. The article “More on Airport Clairvoyance Machines” by Ed Brayton discusses the validity of the technique of using body language and facial expressions in our efforts to make airports and travel safer.

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