Showing posts from June, 2012

The Tactic of the Technique is the Ethic

Written by James Morganelli "All actions derive from philosophy."                        ~ Ancient Greek saying "Even if unsure what that philosophy is."                                              ~ Jack Hoban Well, it's been a week since I dropped Jack Hoban off at the airport - everything before that is a blur. The annual ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association) conference, annual Chicagoland Buyu Workshop, the new RGI Tactical Maneuver video shoot, candid talk and training (and steaks!) with Jack - the Ethical Warrior himself - not to mention my first ever experience of the man behind the man, the late Dr. Robert Humphrey, Jack's mentor. Arguably, the most profound moment of our time together. With the great Tom Cline, Chicago Police Academy It is no coincidence that members of ILEETA, as well as some of the most prestigious tactical trainers and experts in the field today, showed up to hear

Evolve, Connect, Inspire: A Heart-Centered Approach to Business & Life

Written by John Kowalski  - Babicita on May 1, 2012 -  Re-posted from Throughout my career, predominantly made up of marketing agencies, corporate communications and consulting, the primary driver of ethics was always front and center. But over the years I’ve learned that simple ethics aren’t enough. Not enough for business. Not enough for me personally. Not enough for the world. We can do better.   I heard this said the other day after an injustice “ It’s just business, Kelly… It’s just business. ” Bullshit. Businesses running with that mindset are dinosaurs. Those days are long gone and if they aren’t evolving (quickly), they will be left behind. We are entering the democratic age and business now is shifting to the heart . Loyalty, productivity, talent attraction and retention, creativity and innovation, customer preference, community and the bottom line. It’s the right thing to do on every level. Many years ago I had the priv

Saving the Balloons at Caliber 3

Mike Benson and I at Caliber 3 training facility in Israel We were all excited to do some tactical shooting at Caliber 3 training facility located in the Israeli Desert. As our van pulled up to the training facility we could hear the rifles shooting and smell the gun powder. It was going to be a great day! We were introduced to our instructor Shi who was a veteran IDF Operative. He currently teaches counter terrorism and security ops to law enforcement, military and select civilians in Israel and abroad. He will be coming to the States in a couple months to conduct a training session down South for a few days. The session began with two of the younger instructors demonstrating tactical moving and shooting.  Check out the video that Benson took. Very cool! Now I would like to say that my shooting performance was equally impressive, however that would be a bit of an exaggeration. More on that in a minute. Shi taught us the Israeli method of shooting pistols and rifle