5 Leadership Lessons You Won’t Learn in B-School by Jeff Haden

View Original / Inc.com / Jeff Haden DeM Banter:  I have yet to read anything from Jef Haden that is NOT spot on... please search him out... great writer with big ideas!  Forget vision, passion, and other B-school platitudes. Here are the nitty-gritty details on what makes leaders great.  First he spoke about the importance …

What’s In A War: The Iran discussion the U.S. must have by Fallon, Hagel, Hamilton, Pickering, and Zinni

DeM Banter:  So many issues to consider here...of course we all wish it were black and white, but live in the gray... not only do we need to ponder the 3rd and 4th order effects, we need to take it out to the 10th.  Amazed we don't hear more about national security from the candidates....  …

Traditional Strategy Is Dead. Welcome to the SocialEra by Nilofer Merchant

blogs.hbr.org / view original DeM Banter:  Still a bit frustrated that we still don't seem to "get it," we still hang on to the ways of the not so distant past...but that too shall pass...we need to embrace and guide the future. When I say, "Social is and can be more than media," people resist. It's as …

Where is my muse…or 5 steps to helping your muse find you–DeMarco Banter

By J. William DeMarco I am sure there are others out there like me... maybe? Extreme novice bloggers...with a million notes and thoughts scattered between computers..in word, pages, Evernote, iPads, iPhones, and when there is finally time to sit down and ponder which ideas to pull on... you start looking for your muse. Sometimes it …

Building your leadership muscle By Tom Fox

View Original DeM Banter: thanks Javie for sending the article...believe we need to examine ways to teach the craft of leadership in more intentional ways Doug Conant was the president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company from 2001 to 2011, reversing the firm’s precipitous decline in market value and employee engagement. Conant joined Campbell Soup …

The Next Wave In US Robotic War: Drones On Their Own By Dan De Luce

DeM Banter: always interesting...can our "strategy" and doctrine keep up? What about our JAGs? Who writes, arbitrates, and establishes laws for such equipment and capability? Agence France-Presse September 28, 2012 The US military's current fleet of drones will soon be overtaken by a new wave of robots that will be faster, stealthier and smarter -- …

It’s Time To Talk About What Troops Leave Unsaid By Sgt Jonathan Raab

DeM Banter: ....profound....as Sgt Raab says..."This is uncomfortable, isn’t it? Then I guess we’d better start talking....." At War (NYTimes.com) September 27, 2012 Sometimes we think it’s better to linger in silence, hoping that our problems will go away. But when we don’t talk about our problems, they get worse. And we get worse, too …

Dempsey Calls For Faster, Flexible Force In ‘Joint Force 2020’ Capstone By Kevin Baron

DeM Banter:  Absolutely love this stuff... but we have been hearing it for so long and nothing seems to move...and we have to continually adjust for reality and budgets.  Is this a concept shaped by a threat or is it a strategy shaped by budget?  Only ask, because those two end states will look very …