Lead, Follow, or See Ya–Bye! –DeMarco Banter

This morning I woke up pondering…why aren't there more dynamic leaders out there?  Why is there so much leadership literature on the market and internet, but it does not seem to change anything?  Why are all these leadership consultants with seemingly little to no true leadership experience making money?  Innovation, Creative Leadership, Strengths, Emotional Intelligence--why? Read …

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails by Mike Myatt

DeM Banter:  HUGE piece from Mike Myatt (a personal favorite, please click his name below and see his other work)."You don’t train leaders you develop them – a subtle yet important distinction lost on many." A thought... it is VERY difficult to mass develop leaders...the best development I have ever received was either one or …

Enlightened Rebel or “Free Radical?” Fighting C3 w/3Cs –DeMarco Banter

By J. William DeMarco “Nothing stops an organization faster than people who believe that the way you worked yesterday is the best way to work tomorrow.”  — Jon Madonna The more my "maturity" hits me in the face--the more I see the world for all of its C3:  Crisis, Complexity, and Confusion. As leaders we …

The Leadership of John Wooden by Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D.

  What John Wooden taught me and our students about leadership A decade ago, our Kravis Leadership Institute presented John Wooden with an award for outstanding leadership. As institute director, I had the great pleasure of spending time with Coach Wooden and presenting him with the award. He spoke about his well-known "Pyramid of Success,"a grouping of 25 behaviors …