Episode #14: How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco – Part 2

This is part 2, of a two-part interview, where we discuss "How to Innovate" from both the Air Force level and personal level with Retired Colonel Bill DeMarco. If you didn't hear part 1 (click here), please do. In this part 2, we further explore innovation from a personal standpoint, including determining your innovative profile …

Episode #13. How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco – Part 1

The AFJAG School is doing some amazing things in terms of educating and innovating around how to teach current and future judge advocate generals.  Wonderful to be a part of the adventure--checkout their show on iTunes--they are talking to tons of interesting leaders. PODCAST LINK is here. From the show notes:  This is part 1, …

Check Your “Bench”… Who’s Next on the Field? Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

  Something I have been passionate about for some time now is empowering the 2nd string...or checking your bench. Your 1st string players will really (for the most part) take care of themselves--they have risen to the occasion and are on a strong path and a positive trajectory. But what about the second string... who …

Leadership: Machiavelli The Misunderstood: Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

Personality has a lot to do with how we understand Niccolo Machiavelli.  We have talked about how misunderstood the man may have been here on the blog many times.  Recently I picked up a somewhat newer translation of The Prince with an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon and reading through Butler-Bowdon's intro it only confirms my …

Thucydides, The Plague of Athens, COVID-19 and Leadership–DeMarco Banter

With Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) we find ourselves in interesting times—one might even say unprecedented; but I work with academics, and this was mentioned on a text the other day to which the response was, "These are actually precedented times."   What does that even mean? Unprecedented: never done or known before. Precedented: Provided with or having …

Give The People What They Want (w/4 simple concepts): DeMarco Banter

“You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.”  ― Zig Ziglar …so give the people what they want -Ray Davies, The Kinks I am sure all leaders sit through meetings where we ask— "How do we create, assess, mentor, and advise new leaders?"  The …