A Simple Stoic Leader Philosophy We Can All Utilize—DeMarco Banter

or…Leadership Philosophy 201/We don’t need no stinkin’ philosophy—do we? Leadership Philosophy 101 was penned as part of a course I was teaching on leadership and command.  The piece has generated a great deal of discussion—both pro and con. Many of us have a desire to lead, some of us enjoy pondering leadership, and others assume …

Mastermind Century Group Suggested Reading List 2020 (Updated)

Eight years ago I crafted a recommended reading list for the Mastermind Century Group—it is something I intended to update, yet there always seemed to be something else to write about.  As I look back at the list there are several books that are “keepers” and  others that have not had the staying power I …

Amor Fati or Die and Happy New Year–DeMarco Banter

Okay, or die might be a  stretch, maybe be miserable, or really stressed out.  Amor fati is a Latin phrase translated as “love of fate” or “love of one’s fate”. It describes an attitude in which one sees everything that happens in life, including suffering and loss, as good or, at least, necessary.  Lately I have been …

The Jedi Praxeum and the School of Leadership

Some call it a gift—most just call it strange—but I read certain concepts and then connect concepts or theories together in a long line of strange or perhaps innovative thoughts. I have spent the past several years studying, researching, reading, and writing about the Ancient Greek Philosophers and Roman Stoics. Further, I have also been …

Leading in Permanent Beta: The Leadership Podcast with Jim, Jan and Bill

A great opportunity to spend time with two of our LEDx2.0 superstars Jan Rutherford and Jim Vaselopulos talking leadership philosophy and permanent beta. Please see the show notes below and the links to the podcast venue of your choice.  Thanks for listening. _______________________ Professor Bill DeMarco (Retired Air Force Colonel) holds 3 Masters degrees, and holds fellowships …

Leaders and ancient Greek philosophers: Role Models for 2019

Years ago I came across an article addressing how people have used ancient Greek and Roman philosophies to help them live their lives better. They all used philosophy to help in achieving “eudaimonia”, by which the Greeks meant “flourishing” or “the good life”.  Never being one to leave anything alone–I have modified the seven techniques, …