Afghanistan—The ‘Who Cares?’ War By Max Boot

Wall Street Journal August 29, 2012 Pg. 15 Public apathy isn't necessarily fatal for the war effort. It could even provide the opportunity to finally get it 'right.' In 2006, the Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran published a 336-page indictment of the Iraq war, "Imperial Life in the Emerald City." According to Nielsen BookScan, it sold …

More Firms Bow to Generation Y’s Demands By LESLIE KWOH

view original They're often criticized as spoiled, impatient, and most of all, entitled. But as millennials enter the workforce, more companies are jumping through hoops to accommodate their demands for faster promotions, greater responsibilities and more flexible work schedules—much to the annoyance of older co-workers who feel they have spent years paying their dues to …

China’s Buildup: Don’t Believe The Hype By Stephen M. Walt

DeM Banter: Dr Walt is a much smarter man than I....but...really? Not sure I'm buying' Philadelphia Inquirer August 29, 2012 Pg. 18 If you were focused on Hurricane Isaac or the violence in Syria, you might have missed the latest round of threat inflation surrounding China. Last week, the New York Times reported that China …

How Effective CEOs Spend Their Time by John McDermott

View original / inc.com After more than seven years of training CEOs, Jim Schleckser explains what separates the most effective business leaders from their weaker peers. Jim Schleckser has been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years, and for the last seven he's been imparting his leadership acumen to other entrepreneurs as part of the …

The Military Muscle Shaping Yale’s Leadership Training BY LYDIA DISHMAN

View Original / Fast Company The first thing Tom Kolditz wants you to know about leaders is that most of them didn’t emerge from diapers to direct teams naturally. "If you look at the research done, the qualities leaders were born with, [such as] intelligence and attractiveness, account for 30 percent of leadership," says the retired brigadier …

SEVEN! The Contrarian Traits Required of the Greater Good Leader

By J. William DeMarco John Maxwell notes… "leadership is influence."  In order to influence, we all need relationships, as such leadership is hugely relational.  I could be way off base on this but this has been my observation through a myriad of leadership positions.  Do I have it right, no…I'm just trying to get better. …

‘Guardian Angels’ Won’t Fix A Flawed War Policy By James Carroll

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” - Friedrich Nietzsche DeM Banter: strategy issues? Sad state of affairs with tons of blame well shared...so now, how do we get better, isn't that the …