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 …

Thucydides, The Plague of Athens, COVID-19 and Leadership–DeMarco Banter

With Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) we find ourselves in interesting times—one might even say unprecedented; but I work with academics, and this was mentioned on a text the other day to which the response was, "These are actually precedented times."   What does that even mean? Unprecedented: never done or known before. Precedented: Provided with or having …

Give The People What They Want (w/4 simple concepts): DeMarco Banter

“You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.”  ― Zig Ziglar …so give the people what they want -Ray Davies, The Kinks I am sure all leaders sit through meetings where we ask— "How do we create, assess, mentor, and advise new leaders?"  The …