Vehicle Stops are People Stops: When you train for one, you train for both

Hi All, See this article over at Police1. Note that the same de-escalation (and hopefully non-escalation as well) tactics taught for the purpose of making vehicle pursuits as safe (physically, legally, emotionally, and otherwise) as possible are (should be) the same as keeping any people-stops safe, namely self/attitude management, nimble judgment & decision-making skills, all the while maintaining awareness of the need for immediate violence … Continue reading Vehicle Stops are People Stops: When you train for one, you train for both

Conflict & Your Participation

Hi All, As Wayne Dyer once said: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” So how are you participating?  What are you doing, for instance, to create a non-escalating environment and/or to de-escalate to bring the environment back to calmness? Are you letting your ego run things so that you continue to need to feel superior to the other person?  If so, you’re elevating the need to … Continue reading Conflict & Your Participation

Muhammad Ali: A True Human Being

Hi All, Muhammad Ali is now physically gone.  He has died. Yes, he was a boxer.  He was an impeccable boxer!  But is that how he is remembered now? No, he is not remembered as “just” a boxer.  He is also not remembered as being “just” a person.  No…rather, he is remembered as having been a human being, a man of character, with immense moral … Continue reading Muhammad Ali: A True Human Being

Bystander rushes to aid shot Ky. Officer

Hi Everyone! Please see this article over at Police.com. It shows an altercation between a man stopped for a traffic stop and a Police Officer.  The man ended up shooting the Officer several times, wounding him in the arm. Watch the video.  It’s the Officer body camera.  Listen to the interaction. I’m less concerned about the tactics involved (though do pay attention to the relatively … Continue reading Bystander rushes to aid shot Ky. Officer

Skill Acquisition in Conflict Management

Hi All, I invite you to read this post published over at the Vistelar blog.  It references a good article over at the nice SOFREP website (news and analysis you can trust from military veterans) about skill acquisition. Acquiring, building, honing, and maintaining skills in conflict management is important to us all.  Many times, we think of physical skill development such as martial arts skills, … Continue reading Skill Acquisition in Conflict Management

How Bad Do You Want It?

Please watch the inspirational video below.  I’ve watched it many times, particularly when I find myself in wanting a shot of inspiration to work out better, to work out harder. Note, though, that the inspiration is useful for absolutely endeavor in life, whether it be to work out harder, to not give up during hard family times, and even to transform one’s ability to manage … Continue reading How Bad Do You Want It?

Managing Conflict for Sports Officials

Hi Everyone, I remember the days when my wife and I would go to multiple soccer games a week with our son.  I remember all the parents rooting for their kids.  And I remember the few parents who would occasionally exhibit less-than-desirable behaviors with which the referees would then have to deal. Referees have an amazingly challenging job.  Think about it; they must maintain control … Continue reading Managing Conflict for Sports Officials

Leadership Caffeine—Becoming Agile and Adaptable is THE Leadership Issue

Please see this good article (link is also at the bottom of this post) over at Leadership Caffeine.  It speaks to the need of adaptability in leaders, adaptability indeed being THE crucial leadership skill needed in this century. For those of us who enjoy martial arts and combatives, adaptability is also THE fundamental of all fundamentals.  The inimitable Bruce Lee shared with us: Set patterns, incapable … Continue reading Leadership Caffeine—Becoming Agile and Adaptable is THE Leadership Issue