AMERICAN POWER IN THE 21ST CENTURY WILL BE DEFINED BY THE ‘RISE OF THE REST’ By Joseph S. Nye Jr.

DeM Banter:  Big Dr Nye fan...but does this sound like wishful thinking and rationalization to anyone else?   There is one statement below that all of this hinges on: "....if our leaders follow smart strategies." Do we even have a strategy...dumb or smart?  Therein lies both the question... and the answer...   Washingtonpost.com June 28, …

Leadership Philosophy 101: Who Are You?… DeMarco Banter [UPDATED]

DeM Banter:  A piece we are working for the USAF's Air Command and Staff College: Applied Leadership and Command Course.  This is an updated version after going through some editing.  __________________________ Leadership Philosophy 101:  Who Are You? Col J. William DeMarco Every leader must have direction, a personal vision for where he or she is …

Don’t Call It Isolationism America’s not retreating — it’s just going undercover. By Gordon Adams

DeM Banter: BPC or BP... or Partnership Strategy... call it what you will--there is value if it is done correctly and part of a larger strategy. Where is the larger strategy? It is expensive as well... and requires Whole of Government or Interagency Planning...my work and knowledge is dated, but trying to get anything interagency …

AMERICA CAN TAKE A BREATHER. AND IT SHOULD. By Richard N. Haass

DeM Banter:  I was fortunate to have lunch with Richard Haas while at Stanford--amazing man.  Agree with 99.72% of the comments below, but...what is stellar...this is the beginning of an American National Security Strategy.  I know that Quantum Look is just a bent DeMarco Plan...but if one were to parse that against what Haas is …

Theme Song Leadership, What’s Yours? DeMarco Banter…

If Harvard's Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr., can offer a course in Leadership in Literature to the school’s MBA students--I propose there is value in the concept of leadership through theme songs.  In recent years, Badaracco has also led discussions about serious literary fiction with executives at Harvard's Business School.  Badaracco uses literature to provide his students with …