The Moral-Strategic High Ground?

US Air Force COL John Boyd deeply discussed the Physical, Mental, & Moral dimensions of conflict.  

When combined with Strategic, Operational, & Tactical scopes of conflict, we have a valuable framework.

The original The Illinois Model utilized physical-mental-emotional aspects, without yet knowing about Boyd's non-OODA work. I actually crafted a handheld paper tetrahedron, held together with scotch tape to depict these dimensions! 

Consider how this 3x3 matrix applies to sensitive policing concepts such as: 
Add in the recursive nature of scope/strategy...and we have ourselves a neat little framework to guide our debates, conversations, and mindsets! 


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 LinkedIn, & also the LinkedIn page for The Illinois Model


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