Decision Making

Cognitive thinking and the tactical warrior with Sgt. Glenn French

I would like to dedicate this article to Officer “Mark Sawyers” of the Sterling Heights Police Department. Badge “76,” your memory lives on.

Dealing with Conflict, Violence and Crises: by Fred Leland

Habituation, Complacency, False Sense of Urgency verses the Strategic and Tactical Mind

‘Thus, it is both sobering and compelling to recall that among the millions of life forms that have inhabited the Earth and engaged in potentially lethal conflicts, one simple rule applies: those who have mastered the evolutionary game survive and prosper...those who have not become extinct. ~Raphael D. Sagarin

LESC Announces "Professional Behind the Shield" Workshop Series

Doing what we Know How to Do, Better!

Developing Insight, Innovation and Initiative: High Yield Results with Little Time:

For those agencies who have trouble scheduling training or finding the time to pull frontline personnel off of posts or the off the street, to attend training, LESC has a solution. In 2009 we starting  with the “Professional Behind the Shield “ Workshop Series. 

Decision Preconditions A Red Team Journal Article

A large portion of what red teaming is about is exploring the other side of an issue and attempting to break paradigms that may be detrimental to a plan. COL (ret.) Gregory Fontenot from the Army’s University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies describes the red teaming process as a structured and iterative process that ultimately provides a commander a capability to continuously improve upon a plan. He continues to say that the operational environment, plans, and operations could all benefit by repeated challenges to validity and applicability.

3.0 A LESC Discourse:Training People...an Investment in Preparedness and Frontline Results

A LESC Discourse: Establishing the Discipline to Train and Invest in Preparedness is an ongoing series of articles discussing training and preparedness, learning, unlearning and relearning to develop insight, innovation and initiative to deal with conventional and unconventional problems and threats.

2.0 A LESC Discourse: Is Preparedness a Game or Something Much More Serious?

A LESC Discourse: Establishing the Discipline to Train and Invest in Preparedness is an ongoing series of articles discussing training and preparedness, learning, unlearning and relearning to develop insight, innovation and initiative to deal with conventional and unconventional problems and threats.

1.0 A LESC Discourse: Establishing the Discipline to Train and Invest in Preparedness:

A LESC Discourse: Establishing the Discipline to Train and Invest in Preparedness is an ongoing series of articles discussing training and preparedness, learning, unlearning and relearning to develop insight, innovation and initiative to deal with conventional and unconventional problems and threats.   

Army Article on Deciding Under Pressure and Fast Workshop: Innovative training methods mold next generation leaders

More great feedback on Deciding Under Pressure…and Fast Workshop from United States Army Public Affairs Office.

The Boyd Cycle Observation: Modes of Perception and Sharpening "Orientation" by Listening

“In rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire!” ~Shakespeare King Richard II

The Case Head Publishes Article By Fred Leland Take The Initiative...Observe, Orient, Decide and Act

The Case Head the official publication of the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors & Armorers Association has published my article Take the Initiative…Observe, Orient, Decide and Act an article I wrote to enhance “Officer Survival” through learning, understanding and applying the Boyd Cycle and making sound decisions on the street.

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