Daesh and The Fear of the Walking Dead: DeMarco Banter

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It dawned on me this afternoon as I was working out–as sad as it is to ponder–terrorist attacks seem to be the new normal.  Please realize, I am not saying we should accept this new normal by any stretch, but … Continue reading

The Three Philosophical Paradoxes of Second Leader Leadership…. or Two’s In! DeMarco Banter

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Recently I was struggling with some…what I will call frustrations at work. I could not really put my finger on it, I have a great job, work with great people, and have a great boss. I spent some time pondering … Continue reading

Three Things Organizations and Individuals Need to Thrive: DeMarco Banter

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Recently I was listening to a podcast where a speaker mentioned the three “M”s:  Mastery, Membership, and Meaning.  The problem is… I listen to way too many podcast and I can’t recall where it came from.  Of course I found … Continue reading

The #1 Leadership Quality or What Clausewitz Told Me: DeMarco Banter

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Leadership Strategy- in today’s world of “leaders” it is often quickly set aside, disregarded, or viewed as antiquated.  Perhaps it is my own baggage that I carry, but without strategy how does a leader know where s/he is going or … Continue reading

Strategoi and the Shape of Strategic Leaders: DeMarco Banter

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As usual… I have about 5 books open at any one time trying to merge data together into some sort of coherent theory–it is like painting a picture. One thought that struck me was- how would I explain to leaders … Continue reading

You Don’t Know The Power of The Dark Side and Horrible Bosses: DeMarco Banter

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I’ve been doing some light reading this week…light reading usually means pointless reading in usual DeMarco Fashion…books like Death Star by Michael Reeves and Steve Perry (don’t think it is the same Perry of Journey fame…but you never know). The … Continue reading