‘Iron Man’-style suit in early stages of development By Army News Service

DeM Banter:  Maybe we need a Tony Stark right about now...???  Not sure he comes with the suit..... http://www.defencetalk.com / View Original / October 21st, 2013 U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an Iron Man suit, named after the fictional superhero. In September, U.S. Special Operations Command, known as SOCOM, made …

“The Hero Movement”…taking leadership to new levels… DeMarco Banter

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." — Arthur Ashe One thing I have noticed over the years, is that we all have this sort of funky relationship with the word "hero." It probably came up …

Doomsday: what inspired a ‘loss of trust’ in the man who oversaw the nation’s nuclear arsenal? By Matt Stroud

DeM Banter:  Is this a leadership issue?  A cultural issue? A training issue? A selection of senior leadership issue? All of the above?  Or simply just someone (one of many as of late) that messed up? Alcohol on a TDY, I doubt he simply "turned it up" on night and got busted.  Thoughts?  View Original: …

Four Budget Practices That Are Destroying America’s Defenses by Loren Thompson

DeM Banter:  Crisis of leadership...vision...AND strategy...wonder what we will remember of this era 20 years from now....assuming we get better, and we don't remember these days as the GOOD 'ol day... View Original:  Four Budget Practices That Are Destroying America's Defenses (Forbes) 15 Oct 13 … The United States has spent trillions of dollars since …

25 productivity secrets from history’s greatest thinkers By Amanda Green

View Original / theweek.comDeM Banter:  It's always a good thing to ponder out rituals and how to get more out of them...and who better to learn from? Want to get stuff done? Try these productivity tips from some of the most influential minds in history, as compiled by Mason Curry in Daily Rituals: How Artists Work.1. Like many of us, …

Six Creative Leadership Lessons From The Military In An Era of VUCA And COIN By David Slocum

DeM Banter:  I always find it fascinating what the civilian world thinks of the military and what the military thinks of the civilian world... View Original / Forbes.com As part of a long-term research project examining the guiding tenets of creative leadership, Doug Guthrie and I have interviewed dozens of leaders of creative businesses. Many of these …