Reflections On & Top Five (5) Posts from 2018
In these last days of 2018, I reflect back on this blog. This is the fiftieth (50th) post of the year. That number also includes:
- nine (9) Presentation Hack columns,
- four (4) Weekend Building Blocks recommendations, &
- one (1) guest post.
I operate on and post according to no schedule. When something moves me, I write. I was quite surprised that I averaged just under one (1) post per week. That's a lot for a hobby like this!
The top viewed posts from 2018?
- Probing Complexity
- Our Tendencies to Want Things to Be More Complicated or More Complex
- Presentation Hack: Your Last Slide(s)
- RED Teaming: We Cannot Control the BLUE Team
- When Police Measure What Doesn't Matter
What does 2019 hold for The Illinois Model?
No idea. But it certainly will not include advertisements or sponsors! I'm not a sell-out. This continues to be a personal labor of learning and sharing.
I appreciate all of you who continue to share this content on your social media feeds and email lists. I even enjoy those of you who critique, challenge the content, structure, labeling, and overall message delivered on this website - as you force me to continually learn and do better at communicating tough stuff.
All I ask is that you keep spreading that which you find valuable. Part of me wishes there'd be more comments on the blog itself, but I do enjoy the conversations on LinkedIn and Twitter (my only social media accounts).
I wish I could thank each of you individually.
Lou Hayes, Jr. is a criminal investigations & intelligence unit supervisor in a suburban Chicago police department. With a passion for training, he studies human performance & decision-making, creativity, emotional intelligence, and adaptability. Follow Lou on Twitter at @LouHayesJr or on LinkedIn. He also maintains a LinkedIn page for The Illinois Model.