Freakonomics

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

This book is simply astounding. Some of the conventional wisdom and old standby principles to live by are either totally shattered or are at least called into question by this very challenging book. Once I started reading Freakonomics, I found it difficult to put down. Not only is it written in a casual style that keeps you easily moving from …

The Third Opinion

Book Review: The Third Opinion

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Peter Senge said it best: “Today there are two types of leaders in business: those who don’t know everything they need to and those who don’t recognize it . . . The Third Opinion is for everyone who knows that they need help making critical decisions and for those whose friends may need to bring it to their attention.” Dr. …

It's All About the Client

Book Review: It’s All About the Client by Douglas B. Reeves

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

I’m always interested in learning more about my profession. Every day I find that I am both adding value at my clients and at the same time being humbled by how much I still have to learn about governance, ethics process, organizational development, and managing organizational change. On rare occasions I have learned something valuable and practical from books, but …