Effective vs Good and The Contrarian Leader: DeMarco Banter

Many people confuse good leadership with effective leadership, but a contrarian leader knows there is a huge difference between the two. Hitler was an extraordinarily effective leader, but few would refer to him a good leader. I came across some interesting thoughts on good vs. effective leadership and moral codes as I read through The …

Happy Life Philosophy from a unique 50lbs 16 year old–Smashing the Status Quo.

What’s a legacy? A legacy is anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.  Do you ever ponder your legacy? If so, here’s one to ponder: Sam Berns (23 Oct 1996–10 Jan 2014) a boy who suffered from progeria.   Progeria is a progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly.  As we all would imagine, it might be tough to have a …

The Ultimate Three Pieces of Advice on Command; NeoDeMarcoian Thought

Years ago I attended a Squadron Commanders' conference at Scott Air Force Base.  I always assumed these events were designed to make one a better leader when in fact, they are designed to enlighten a commander as to what the headquarters staff is working on to include the various “programs” available to assist warriors in …

Samson, Proverbs, and the Jedi—Potential vs. Kinetic Leadership: neoDeMarconian Thought

Yesterday, Max (our nine year old) asked me to define potential vs kinetic energy.  I did my best, but in Max’s eyes my definition fell short of his very much by the book definition. As I pondered my scientific failure, I realized that is true leadership.  As a leader and a mentor we must assist …

A Dystopian’s take on the Book of Judges and Judge Dread? DeMarco Banter

“America is an irradiated wasteland. Within it lies a city. Outside the boundary walls, a desert. A cursed earth. Inside the walls, a cursed city, stretching from Boston to Washington D.C. An unbroken concrete landscape. 800 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Mega …

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”—DeMarco Banter

I Still Haven't Found What I’m Looking For... What a strange dichotomy… What a strange paradox…to have found Christ, but not what you are looking for. A searching spirituality? A succinct theology? Or, a vulnerable integrity? U2 — Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For from Adam Fromm on Vimeo.   In the third chapter …