Strategoi, Socrates, Xenophon, and the Shape of Strategic Leaders: DeMarco Banter

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 how to transition from one position to another? Harkening back to an earlier post on …

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

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 and praying over this frustrated state and through that--it dawned on me. I have spent …

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

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 book chronicles the building of the Death Star and career of Grand Moff Willhuff Tarkin. …

Servant Leader: Have you answered your call? DeMarco Banter

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. -Andre Malraux serv·ant [sur-vuh nt] noun 1. a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties. 2. a person in the service of another. 3. a person employed by the government: a public servant. Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English < Old French, noun use of present …

Loyalty: DeMarco Banter

"The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty."  -Zig Ziglar "Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."  -Colin Powell Is loyalty important? Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause. (Philosophers disagree as to what things one …