Decision Making

In Mastering Tactics Shouldn’t We Be Blending Policy and Procedures with People and Ideas?

“In complex settings in which we have to take the context into account, we can’t codify all the work in a set of procedures. No matter how comprehensive the procedures, people probably will run into something unexpected and will have to use their judgment.” ~Gary Klein

Ready, Aim, Ready?

The New York Times has a great article "Ready, Aim, Ready? that discusses the importance of not only traditional firearms training but the need for scenario based training. Firearms skills are perishable and decision making skills the same hold true, the skills are perishable.

IMPLEMENTATION (OODA LOOP OR BOYD’S CYCLE) by Sid Heal

Sid Heal the author of Field Command offers some great insight into the Boyd Cycle and how it helps us in Law Enforcement seize the initiative. Sid has spent a life time over 40 years in the Marine Corps and over 30 in law enforcement and had applied these ideas in combat and in crisis. Its valuable information for those cops looking to improve their tactics.

IMPLEMENTATION (OODA LOOP OR BOYD’S CYCLE)

Deciding Under Pressure…and Fast: You Need to Understand the Concept of “Coup d’oeil”


"This facile coup d'oeil of the General, this simple art of forming notions, this personification of the whole action of War, is so entirely and completely the soul of the right method of conducting War, that no other but this broad way is it possible to conceive that freedom of the mind which is indispensable if it is to dominate events, not be overpowered by them." ~Carl von Clausewitz

How Do Adaptive Leaders Think?

Raising the Bar: Creating and Nurturing Adaptability to Deal With the Changing Face of War, by Don Vandergriff, is a book anyone who knows me has heard me speak of and highly recommend over the years. The copy I own is highlighted throughout and the information contained in this powerful little book fits right into the law enforcement profession. I was just going back through the book this morning and wanted to share with you a section from the book, How do adaptive leaders think?

Capt Evan Bradley on Boyd, Adaptability and Understanding the Bigger Picture in Conflict

Adaptive Leaders has another outstanding conversation. This one is with, Capt Bradley from the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School talks about Col John Boyd ideas, as they apply to rapid decision making and getting inside your adversaries OODA loop, creating friction and slowing down their decision making abilities. Giving you the initiative!

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