Mastermind Century Group

Thoughts, banter, inklings, & such

Wisdom and Affirmation....DeMarco Banter

Where do you get Wisdom and Affirmation? 

Leadership "Fads"...REALLY? DeMarco Counter Banter

I came across an article yesterday, 5 Leadership Fads to Ignore by Steve Tobak in inc.com (view original). I usually quite fond of Mr. Tobak’s work…honestly, he is a man who has produced some great, thought provoking articles… just click here. I am all about the strong contrarian article, hence the reason I clicked on the link….but this piece has me scratching my bald head wondering if perhaps Steve was being perhaps “too clever by half.” I have long struggled with “some academic, researcher, leadership guru, former somebody, or current wannabe (who) writes a book that catches on and becomes the latest and greatest business or self-help fad.” Usually I have to ask…what makes this guy or girl an expert? At times it is obvious, Jack Welsh, Steve Jobs, Colin Powell…these are easy and usually the reader want to learn mor

Band of Brothers and the Circle of Trust

Happy Birthday President Washington

TONIGHT… raise a pint to the GREATEST leader in American history… General and President George Washington–Thank you sir, for your service, your humility, your bravery, your audacity, and your sacrifice.  All the best–and God bless you sir…

The Mastermind Century Group Principles of Command

Live High! Jason Mraz, Songs that make me…think…

I try to picture a girl through a looking glass
And see her as a carbon atom, see her eyes and stare back at them
See the girl as her own new world
Though her home is on the surface she is still a universe

Glory God, oh God is peeking through the blinds
Are we all here standing naked
Taking guesses at the actual date and time
Oh my, justifying reasons why
Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by

Live high, live mighty
Live righteously takin’ it easy
Live high, live mighty
Live righteously

I try to picture the man to always have an open hand
See him as a giving tree, see him as matter
Matter of fact he’s not a beast
No, not the devil either, always a good deed doer
Well, it’s laughter that we’re makin’ after all

The call of the wild is still in order nationwide
In the order of the primates all our politics are too late
Oh my, the congregation in my mind
Is an assembly selling gratitude and practicing their lovin’ of you

Live high, live mighty
Live righteously takin’ it easy
Live high, live mighty
Live righteously

And oh, let’s take it easy and celebrate the malleable reality
Because nothing is ever as it seems, this life is but a dream

Live high, live mighty
Live righteously takin’ it easy
Live high, live mighty
Live righteously, let’s take it easy

Live high, live mighty
Live righteously takin’ it easy
Live high, live mighty
Live righteously, let’s take it easy

ARCHIVE: Lost Childhood: Fear or Promise or…. on being Holden Caulfield

An Older Blog… but always to go back and reflect

9 Surefire Ways To Destroy Employee Morale

We talk it, we try to teach it, we write about it….and still…

““If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams”