Resonance and Dissonance…and the sounds of leadership– DeMarco Banter

Think for a moment about a great leader you knew…or maybe know…how did he/she make you feel? Great leaders lead emotionally.  Leadership is not only intellectual; it is also emotional…great leaders ARE inspiring! Great leaders build people up…stoke their passions…and rouse their emotions…Relooking at Daniel Goleman's book Primal Leadership as we prepare a few projects at …

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 …

Innovation Strategy Lessons from Moneyball by Mike Brown

We don’t see many movies, but recently watched Moneyball, nominated for six Academy Awards, on DVD. To be accurate, I watched Moneyball multiple times. The first viewing was because I was intrigued by the movie’s story, especially since I missed seeing Oakland A’s general manager, and subject of the movie, Billy Beane speak at The Market Research Event several …