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Illuminate – December 2018

Your Learning Journal December 2018 Heart-Focused Leadership By Michael Nila We teach Blue Courage around the country — we’re teaching line level officers. We often hear, from their perspective, some of the horror stories about leadership; about how they’re led. We hear of some of our failures, our challenges that make it difficult for them […]

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Illuminate – November 2018

Your Learning Journal November 2018   Spilled Coffee in Amsterdam A Lesson in Selflessness and Compassion By Jocelyn Little Along our journey through life, we come across many experiences, events and crossroads that add to our life’s story. The choices we make are what create the pages of our legacy. James Grage once said, “Each […]

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Illuminate – October 2018

Your Learning Journal October 2018   The Importance of Health and Wellness, Part 2: The Whole Person Concept By Michael J. Nila In last month’s issue of Illuminate, we began the discussion on Health and Wellness by talking about enriched and impoverished environments and how each affect a person’s well-being. I don’t think that any […]

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Illuminate – September 2018

Your Learning Journal September 2018   The Importance of Health and Wellness, Part 1: Enriched vs Impoverished Environments By Michael J. Nila When we created Blue Courage years ago, we identified the gap between how police officers are educated and what we expect them to do in terms of their performance — health and wellness […]

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Illuminate – August 2018

Your Learning Journal August 2018   Slow Down By Whitney Johnson whitneyjohnson.com  Last week, my tennis teacher had us practice with a foam ball. It moves much more slowly than a regular tennis ball. Having the time to watch the ball more closely gave my reflexes a chance to evolve with the practice. My backhand, […]

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Illuminate – July 2018

Your Learning Journal July 2018   The Nature of Leadership How Nurturing, Caring, and Love Can Transform Your Professional ‘Garden’ of Talented People By Jocelyn Little It’s 108° in the shade today. It’s the desert — It’s dry, there’s not a lot of water, and the summer months are unbearably hot! Yet in my garden […]

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Illuminate (June 2018)

Your Learning Journal June 2018 The Secret to Happiness is Purposeful Living By Joseph Fox, Chief of Transit, NYPD (Ret.) A couple of years ago I have found a practice that continues to give me great happiness. It is this simple – I am ever mindful, of the purposefulness of the purposeful moments in the […]

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Illuminate (May 2018)

Your Learning Journal May 2018 The month of May celebrates a few Law Enforcement and Public Safety fields. We are proud to celebrate and honor these professions in this month’s issue. From Never Forgetting to Perpetually Honoring by Courageously Serving By Jack Hart On August 29th, 1971, Ingleside Police Station in San Francisco was attacked. […]

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Illuminate (April 2018)

Your Learning Journal April 2018     A Callused Heart By Jen Hart Senior PO, San Diego County Probation Department How is your heart today? (Pause) I am not talking about to the muscular organ at the center of your chest that pumps blood throughout your body. I am referring to the vital core of […]

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Illuminate (March 2018)

Your Learning Journal March 2018 Stunt Moves for Your Sanity By Jane Decker Assistant Director – Building Department – City of Doral, FL 5:55a.m. “No. No! Nooooooo!” That was the harsh realization of what I did. The vehicle’s dashboard display, which dutifully shows my temperature controls, my pre-programmed entertainment choices and of course my Bluetooth-connected […]

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