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. …

It’s the Strategy, Stupid…or How Did I Get Here? DeMarco Banter…

I'm sure all the "old" folks out there recall the phrase "It's the economy, stupid." In the realm of leadership... we might look at this infamous phase in a deeper and slightly new light.  While on a U.S. National Level.... it appears to still be about the economy... but on a an even greater-- more macro …

Meeting the Future Before It Gets Here…a plea for today’s leaders… DeMarco Banter

"It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed." - Harvey Firestone Recently, the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, General Mark Welsh, noted: "Now more than any time in its history, the United States Air Force requires Airmen who are educated, trained, and empowered to challenge the status quo." …

What’s In A War: The Iran discussion the U.S. must have by Fallon, Hagel, Hamilton, Pickering, and Zinni

DeM Banter:  So many issues to consider here...of course we all wish it were black and white, but live in the gray... not only do we need to ponder the 3rd and 4th order effects, we need to take it out to the 10th.  Amazed we don't hear more about national security from the candidates....  …