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 …

Beware The Me Monster—turning ME into WE

A version of this post alls appears on GiANT Worldwide's Weekly Leadership Blog: I am a fortunate man. I spend time with the America’s finest leaders teaching leadership courses at Air University (online and in-residence), working with Auburn, GiANT Worldwide, Harvard, Cambridge—I get to learn from some of the finest leaders in the world. BUT, …

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, …

Intrapreneurship: developing innovation ecosystems in big organisations

The leadership literature is rife with concepts regarding the need for bold leaders at all levels who encourage innovation, embrace new thinking, and take risks to achieve success. As a United States Air Force Officer and pilot by trade, I know the USAF is all about innovation and has historically been so. Just ponder Orville …

LEADERS in Action Jason Womack interviews COL. Joseph William DeMarco

A slightly updated version of an interview Jason Womack and I did some time ago. Click Here From the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute: During this time of great economic and societal change, leaders seeking to change behavior need equal parts information and inspiration to excel. Leaders in Action is one of the Institute's leadership resources. We collaborate …