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 …

Jim Morrison and Undergraduate Pilot Training–Riders on the Storm or Ghost Riders

January 1989 I arrived at Reese AFB in Lubbock, TX to report for Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT).  Traditions run deep in pilot training, and one is the designing of the class patch.  I have always enjoyed doodling so I volunteered to draft the patch—another tradition or superstition is the officer that designs the patch usually …

Proceeding With Caution By DAVID M. GROSS and SOPHFRONIA SCOTT

Monday, July 16, 1990 / View Original Interesting as we get ready to teach a block on leading millennials--all we have to do is look back and find--really there is nothing new.  Take a look at the article below regarding the NEW Generation X as they entered the work force in 1990.  The twentysomething generation …

Crystal Clear Organizational Clarity: 4 Key Components

The post also appears on the GiANT Worldwide blog: Organizational clarity begins with clear leadership and clear leadership begins with a clear, shared vision. Vision is so difficult because most leaders prefer to deal with the data-driven world of organizational intelligence. The problem is, without strong organizational clarity, organizational intelligence is attenuated. Simply put without …

Air University’s Reading List and Note to Airmen

Air University, Since our birth as Airmen, we have been charged with thinking about ways for the Air Force to secure the American way of life now and in the future.  There is no better way to build a foundation for this thinking than by deliberately developing the habits of mind capable of understanding the rapidly changing world …

Podcast: Expert Interview: Finding the Hero Soul and Call in You with Col “Bill” DeMarco

 Today's Topic: Finding the Hero in You Why Is This Important? Some of us were born to be the hero of a story of epic proportions, but others are perhaps a hero of one small child; it could be your own or a child across an ocean, but both require this idea of a hero's soul, …