Nothing to Prove, Nothing to Lose, Nothing to Hide: To Command Is To Serve: DeMarco Banter

“To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” - Andre Malraux One of my all time favorite quotes that all leaders need to be reminded of time and time again... it is SO not about you! Reading this AM from Acts and pondering the concept of servant leadership. Have you ever thought about …

Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs….Heroes, “Pappy” Boyington, and Army Rangers: DeMarco Banter

(Repost from 2013--my days at OTS are done, but you just have to love anything Pappy Boyington) One of the many highlights of working at the USAF's Officer Training School is hosting a myriad of heroes and distinguished visitors (DVs)--over the last week we hosted General Duncan McNabb, USAF (Retired).  If you scan the blog …

Ghost in The Machine—We Are Spirits In The Material World

I am sure this is just part of the maturation process—but do you ever look back on amazing movies, books, or albums and discover things you never knew? I always thought the title of The Police’s 4th studio album Ghost in the Machine was just plain cool—NOT to even mention the amazing album cover.   The album was originally released …

What Can the Rock Music Industry Teach the US Military About Innovation?  “Walk This Way.”

“It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.” - Miles Davis Many people probably do not initially see the parallels between the rock industry and the American military, and in fact, one might think they have been at odds with each other for …