The Paradox, The Unforgettable Fire, and Rogue Leaders–DeMarco Banter (Can you Institutionalize Leadership Development?)

Institutionalizing leadership development has been a topic that has taken up a great deal of RAM this past week. There is no doubt that leadership development is at the heart of a leader’s responsibility, but can we honestly institutionalize it?  Is it a paradox or a paradoxical situation? The Power of the Paradox In George …

TOXIC WORKPLACES: TOXIC FOLLOWERS Another DeMarco Podcast w/USAF Chaplain Corps

Another opportunity to talk with my NOW great friends at the USAF's Chaplain College--LtCol Matt Boarts and MSgt Kevin Dilley--these guys are amazing---highly recommend their podcast.  They have built this effort on the backs of their amazing ideas and a true passion for building better leaders--This episode focuses on toxic followers.  We hear a lot …

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 …

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 …