Self-Esteem and Leadership–Who Appreciates You? Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

Reading a few weeks ago in the Daily Stoic, I came across the thought:  “An iron law of history is that greatness and goodness are rarely appreciated in their own time.”  Winston Churchill was more or less tossed out of office twice— in 1945 and again in 1955. Amelia Earhart had to get a job …

May the Best Ideas Win: By J. William DeMarco

Eisenhower took office at a time of wars both cold and hot. One of his first actions was a complete rethinking of foreign policy.  Can we learn from Ike’s example? By J. William DeMarco.  Link to published article in Stanford's Hoover Digest: https://www.hoover.org/research/may-best-ideas-win Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft. —Winston …

The Future Leader We Need Now: DeMarco Banter

As the USAF prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: pandemics, rising state on state competition, global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one …

Innovation with The Byrds:  Eight Miles High, IDEO and David Kelley—neo-DeMarcoian Banter

The Byrds were an iconic band when I was growing up, although they were well before my time, the music is in a sense timeless. The song Eight Miles High was always one where there seemed there was this confluence of a million things all happening at once and as I did some “research” I …