Machiavelli for the Leader/Commander—The Paradox: Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

For years it seems Niccolò Machiavelli had gotten a bad rap—he’s really all about paradoxical leadership—the good, the bad, and the various seasons a leader’s finds himself/herself in.  Consider this—Machiavellianism is defined as the political theory of Niccolò Machiavelli, especially the view that any means can be used if it is necessary to maintain power.  Is …

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 …

NT3: No Time to Think: by J. William DeMarco

NT3:  No Time to Think  No time to choose when the truth must die No time to lose or say goodbye No time to prepare for the victim that's there No time to suffer or blink And there’s no time to think.                                                    -Bob Dylan Perhaps we should all have an ever so slight …

TOXIC WORKPLACES: LEADERSHIP A DeMarco Podcast w/USAF Chaplain Corps

Talk about absolute professionals--we had an amazing conversation between Ch Boarts  and MSgt Dilley defining toxic leadership and what it means.  This is a podcast developed by the USAF Chaplain Corps Resource Development Cell (RDC). "The RDC spoke with Mr. Bill DeMarco who is the Air Command and Staff College Chair of Leadership at Air …

SEVEN! The Contrarian Traits Required of the Greater Good Leader

By J. William DeMarco John Maxwell notes… "leadership is influence."  In order to influence, we all need relationships, as such leadership is hugely relational.  I could be way off base on this but this has been my observation through a myriad of leadership positions.  Do I have it right, no…I'm just trying to get better. …

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 …

Nothing Changes on New Year’s Day…

It is probably just me...but ever since 1983--I seem to hear Bono's words...ever single New Year's Day...and does anything really change...on New Year's Day? "New Year's Day" is a song by rock band U2. It is on their 1983 album War and it was released as the album's lead single in January 1983. Written about the Polish Solidarity movement, "New Year's Day" is driven …