May the Best Ideas Win: By J. William DeMarco

Eisenhower took office at a time of wars both cold and hot. One of his first actions was a complete rethinking of foreign policy.  Can we learn from Ike’s example? By J. William DeMarco.  Link to published article in Stanford's Hoover Digest: https://www.hoover.org/research/may-best-ideas-win Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. —Winston …

The Future Leader We Need Now: DeMarco Banter

As the USAF prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: pandemics, rising state on state competition, global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one …

Innovation with The Byrds:  Eight Miles High, IDEO and David Kelley—neo-DeMarcoian Banter

The Byrds were an iconic band when I was growing up, although they were well before my time, the music is in a sense timeless. The song Eight Miles High was always one where there seemed there was this confluence of a million things all happening at once and as I did some “research” I …

Leader Development in the V.U.C.A. Environment: Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

How many times have you heard our environment has changed—it’s now more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) today than every before? I’m not 100% convinced this is true. Go back just in American history. Did George Washington live in uncertain times? Did Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, or LBJ live in uncertain, complex, …