Leading, Mentoring, Coaching, Comets, and Gravity–It’s so not about you. Neo-DeMarcoian Thoughts

In all the classes we teach here at ACSC on leadership—mentoring is always a topic that comes up.  In the past decade or so—there has been increased talk of “coaching” vs mentoring and honestly, it is an interesting conversation. I worry at times we get stuck in the minutiae and forget the big picture—what are …

A Contrarian’s Thoughts on Listening–DeMarco Banter

Most people think they are good listeners; most people are wrong.  I have been spending time reviewing some of my favorite leadership books and came across The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership by Steven B. Sample...and I know listening is something I need to get much better at. According to Sample...A contrarian leader is an artful …