Self-Esteem and Leadership–Who Appreciates You? Neo-DeMarcoian Thought

Reading a few weeks ago in the Daily Stoic, I came across the thought:  “An iron law of history is that greatness and goodness are rarely appreciated in their own time.”  Winston Churchill was more or less tossed out of office twice— in 1945 and again in 1955. Amelia Earhart had to get a job …

Synchronicity, Jung, Yeats, and Sting—DeMarco Banter

My bet—anyone growing up in the 1980s has a story involving The Police Album Synchronicity.  I remember Synchronicity from senior year at Serra High School.  The album had staying power then and it continues today.  Rolling Stone ranked Synchronicity  #159 of the 500 top albums of all time in 2020.  Jumping into the way back …

#2020 Sucks—Leadership Philosophy and Thanksgiving–Neo DeMarcoian Thought

2020 has probably not been the year any of us were expecting. I think I recall even a bit of euphoria as 2019 ended—thinking about the wonders of a new decade. BUT now, it’s pretty safe to say no one entered 2020 expecting an impeachment, a pandemic, riots, murder hornets, earthquakes, fires, multiple hurricanes, record-setting …

Leadership Soft Skills in the US Military—What the @#$%? DeMarco Banter

Leadership Soft Skills in the US Military—What the @#$%?  DeMarco Banter This week marks the 5th year of teaching our Leader Development course at The USAF’s Air Command and Staff College.  To say it has been an interesting journey—would not even begin to cover it.  In 2012 the DeMarco Family took a job here at …

Podcast and Interview with Bright Insights Part II: Bill DeMarco and Paul Bright on “K” is for Knowledge

Part II of a two part interview with Paul Bright @Bright Insights. Thank you Paul for the opportunity to sit down and talk leadership, cognitive diversity and Star Wars. From the show notes: We continue on with Bill DeMarco's interview. Here we talk about his role in Air University's Department of Leadership, cognitive diversity, and …

Episode #14: How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco – Part 2

This is part 2, of a two-part interview, where we discuss "How to Innovate" from both the Air Force level and personal level with Retired Colonel Bill DeMarco. If you didn't hear part 1 (click here), please do. In this part 2, we further explore innovation from a personal standpoint, including determining your innovative profile …

Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency: Volume II—The Contingency Response Group (CRG) Chapter: Neo-DeMarconian Thought

It was an honor to be asked to have a paper I penned almost 15 years ago to be included in a new volume published by Air University Press and edited by Shannon Caudill. The book examines both the art and science of one of the most important aspects of Air Force military operations . …

Walking through Cambridge: The Pink Floyd Sound—Us and Them and Losing One’s Sanity—DeMarco Banter

I consider myself fortunate—twice a year I get to return to the town of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Walking the streets in Cambridge is always a treat and there is nothing better than grabbing a cappuccino at Nero’s Coffee right across the street from King’s College and just pondering all the historical figures that …