Weekend Building Blocks: The Illinois Model's Most Read of 2020

There's no value in collecting blocks unless you're connecting them to build something awesome!

I haven't posted a Weekend Building Blocks post in quite some time. Actually, the last version was my 2019 year summary you can find here

Simply, I took a different approach to sharing ideas and thoughts in 2020, with beefed-up posting in LinkedIn. The response was terrific! As such, blogging took a backseat. 

Regardless, I managed to pump out 24 posts on this website this year, with the Most Read ranked here:

  1. OODAZoom 01: Thursday, June 04th. A two (2)-hour video conversation on John Boyd's OODA. This was the most visited post of the year! 
  2. The Dangerous Gap Before Deadly Force. On policy, neck restraints, and cultural issues with police use of force. 
  3. Police Officer Defense Against TASER. Intertwined with a real life incident, the factors that cops should consider when faced with a TASER used against them.
  4. Situational Awareness: Passive or Active? How do you get information? Do you wait for it to come to you...or do you go hunting for it?
  5. Cynefin: The Tool That Doesn't "Do" Anything. Tools do things, right? Well not Cynefin. But it does help us see. And that's pretty useful. 

I hope you'll poke around these popular posts from 2020. And if you like them, share them around! 

Lastly, there was some interest in the #OODAzoom hashtag on LinkedIn. It got deep into Boyd's OODA stuff. Well beyond what's in the business blogs.

As always, I appreciate your readership, followership, & support in 2020. 

Let's continue in 2021...full steam ahead! 



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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