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

Wisdom and Affirmation….DeMarco Banter

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I can’t recall where I first heard the question…but it has haunted me for quite some time now.  “Where do you get your wisdom and affirmation?” wis·dom [wiz-duh m] noun 1.The quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment asto action; sagacity, discernment, or insight. af·fir·ma·tion [af-er-mey-shuh n] noun 1. the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed. 2. the assertion that something exists or is true. 3. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true. 4. confirmation or ratification of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc. It seems this is a … Continue reading

VISION of the Leader — DeMarco Banter

By J. William DeMarco

ImageA day of leave with some time to ponder and banter: One of the biggest differences between a leader and a manager is vision. A leader casts the vision for the organization–where there is no vision…there is usually a manager at the helm. True leaders recognize a difference between leaders and managers. Managers are mere maintainers of the status quo; tending to rely on systems and controls. Leaders are the innovators and the creators who rely on their people to make a true difference. Creative ideas become reality when people who are in a position to act catch the vision of their innovative leader.

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