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 …

Podcast: Leaders—Humble, Hungry, Heroes with a Heart—convo with People Catalysts’ Karla Nelson

Great conversation with Karla Nelson at People Catalysts—who believe it is not just the people. It’s their chemistry—of course we at The Mastermind Century Group could not agree more. Karla and her team have a great assessment (Movers, Shakers, Provers and Makers) to help assist in getting a deeper understanding of your leadership vehemently—check it …

Episode #13. How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco – Part 1

The AFJAG School is doing some amazing things in terms of educating and innovating around how to teach current and future judge advocate generals.  Wonderful to be a part of the adventure--checkout their show on iTunes--they are talking to tons of interesting leaders. PODCAST LINK is here. From the show notes:  This is part 1, …

Check Your “Bench”… Who’s Next on the Field? Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

  Something I have been passionate about for some time now is empowering the 2nd string...or checking your bench. Your 1st string players will really (for the most part) take care of themselves--they have risen to the occasion and are on a strong path and a positive trajectory. But what about the second string... who …

Leadership: Machiavelli The Misunderstood: Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

Personality has a lot to do with how we understand Niccolo Machiavelli.  We have talked about how misunderstood the man may have been here on the blog many times.  Recently I picked up a somewhat newer translation of The Prince with an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon and reading through Butler-Bowdon's intro it only confirms my …