10 Causes of Leadership Failure By Matt Laddin

DeM Banter:  Tracking success is obviously important...but knowing where the potholes are is pretty darn necessary as well...Classic excerpts from Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill below.something to ponder on a Wednesday. http://www.business2community.com / View Original / November 20th, 2013 “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.“A leader is …

Special Report – The Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal epic waste BY SCOT J. PALTROW

DeM Banter:  Leadership challenge?  The implication is this is simply too hard...or that's what one would get from reading the article...really? Who is accountable? The Services? It was an OSD decision to place all of this under one roof--so is it OSD and the SecDef? Or is is some guy name Matt Foley "35 years …

We are not ‘tired of war’. We are tired of lack of leadership to win one: The Spectator UK

DeM Banter: Always interesting to get the British perspective... View Original / The spectator As we wear poppies, let's remember we're still a nation that seeks to shape the world — not be shaped by it One remarkable fact of recent years is that even as the veterans of the first world war have died …

How big an Army do we need? BY MICHAEL O’HANLON

DeM Banter:  Are we indeed NOW smarter than history?  Interesting times...any bets on how long until we turn this around (will it be too late) ?  And...isn't the sequester the ultimate non-decision decision ever? Need more coffee.... Los Angles Times / View Original / 18 Nov 2013November 15, 2013Almost every time this country finishes a major …

Can the Defense Budget Shrink Without Risking National Security? By Eric Schnurer

DeM Banter:  Nice thought piece... but I would offer; if it were so easy... it would have been done by now.  I know I keep beating on this...but WHAT DO YOU WANT THE US MILITARY TO DO?  This is the job of the Executive to develop and deploy a National Security Strategy.  There will be …

Appetite…Cravings…And Leadership –DeMarco Banter

Appetite ....what is it? Appetite: an inherent craving <an insatiable appetite for work> Appetite exists in all higher life-forms and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs.  Appetite has a relationship with every individual's behavior.  Appetitive and consummatory behaviors are the only processes that involve energy intake, whereas all other behaviors affect …

A Strong and Focused National Security Strategy by Jim Talent and Jon Kyl

DeM Banter:  It's all about strategy...do we have one?  It's not easy, it won't make everyone happy...but without one we have no true priorities, no objective, no real way to know what to fund, what to build, what to defend. Interesting read...link to the full report at the bottom. http://www.aei.org / View Original / October 31st, 2013 When President …

Don’t You (Forget About Me)… On being a leader… on being a parent… DeMarco Banter

Well, why should I remember you? I love that song.  “Don't You (Forget About Me)" is a 1985 song performed by the band Simple Minds.  The song is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. The song resonated among the Gen Xers of …