Priorities: DeMarco Banter

There are several things great leaders do....that make them great. You can tell a great deal about a leader and what drives him/her just by observing their priorities. pri·or·i·ty (pr-ôr-t, -r-) n. pl. pri·or·i·ties 1. Precedence, especially established by order of importance. Ponder any great leader and think about their priority system Was it: Easy …

Nelson, Trafalgar and the Meaning of Victory by Andrew Lambert

View Original / Andrew Lambert / History Today DeM Banter: Where are the Lord Nelsons today? Another thing to ponder...has America already seen her Trafalgar? The British Empire dominated the seas for so many decades...perhaps greater than a century...and then there was Jutland. Was that the beginning of the end for the British at sea? …

Will America’s Addiction to Drone Strikes Backfire? By David L. Knoll

View Original DeM Banter: initially excited to read the headline, but a tad underwhelmed by the piece. So why post? Good points and facts, maybe I'm too harsh. Pretty sure I will come back to this at some point. Any thoughts? October 23, 2012/The Diplomat In the first Persian Gulf War, a small group of …

Joint Forces Staff College Reading List: Lessons from the Past

View Original DeM Banter: Another great reading list from a historical perspective What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology Hi Tech Criminal Justice More Info The Military Writers 2009 Book of the Year. Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery Nick Popaditch More …

Every Great Leader Has This Quality – Do You? By Mike Myatt,

View Original / Mike Myatt DeM Banter:  Courage... how often do you see it in leaders? Courage is a trait possessed by all great leaders. So much so, that leadership absent courage is nothing short of a farce. Let me be very clear – I’m not advocating for bravado, arrogance, or an overabundance of hubris, but …