Author, speaker,
leadership coach & ethics educator

Peter DeMarco is an author, speaker, leadership coach, strategy advisor and ethics educator known for helping leaders and their teams to recognize, learn, practice and keep sound priorities through the Priority Thinking® model.


Peter is an experienced public speaker who utilizes innovative approaches and topics to connect with audiences ranging from c-suite executives to M.B.A. candidates. His interactive and engaging presentation style is well-suited for keynotes, workshops, and classroom instruction.


Published in anthologies and by national media outlets, Peter's leadership columns and articles cover a variety of topics from current issues to the philosophical foundation of leadership and ethics. Peter is also the author of two forthcoming books: The Good Will Leader and Priority Thinking.


As a coach and educator, Peter teaches clients to achieve professional competence and moral excellence by harnessing the power of sound priorities. To this end, he founded the Institute 4 Priority Thinking and EthicsPoll™ to provide comprehensive development resources and toolkits.



November 17, 2017

6 lessons for leaders embodied in the Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most frequently-cited speeches in American history at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery on the battlefield at […]
October 5, 2017

How to reduce tension with coworkers through healthy confrontation

Q: A senior coworker and I work in similar but barely overlapping fields. We aren’t often on the same project, but when we are it’s disheartening. […]
September 1, 2017

7 ways to overcome your noonday devil and stay on task

Q: Often in the early afternoon I find myself hitting a wall in my work activity. After working at my desk from 7:15 or 7:30 a.m., […]

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