Business Plan

The first shot . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

The best thought out, highly strategic and fully communicated battle plan will undoubtedly be re-drawn once the first shot is fired. It’s just the way things work. Rarely (if ever) do we execute a business plan without making significant adjustments from the original. What I’m observing now is that many business leaders have concluded that they need to “throw out all …

People

Entitlement . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I have, from time-to-time, been dragged into a conversation around a corporation’s responsibility toward employees with respect to reductions in force. The implication is that corporations fire people too easily. I don’t think so. The playing field is not even in the sense that employees believe they need only give the employer two weeks notice if they want to leave. …

https://execleadercoach.com/2009/09/25/placing-your-bets/

In the long run . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I remember several company leaders making the statement that “In the long run, there is no long run.” This was said in the context of getting everyone to feel a sense of urgency around making the numbers for the month or quarter. I have always been uncomfortable with this approach. It seems to me that such an attitude leads to making …

prime rib roast beef

Roast Beef Theory . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

A newly married couple was beginning their first Sunday meal together. The young woman began preparing a wonderful roast of beef while the man was preparing the vegetables. As they worked, the man noticed that the wife sliced off both ends of the roast and then rolled it in spiced flour. Curious, he questioned her, “Why did you do that?” …

The White House

Our highly visible President . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I’ve been listening to the talking heads on the news (I don’t watch TV much any more, I download Pod-Casts of selected news broadcasts and listen on my schedule). One of my favorite political commentators is George Will. He’s been complaining lately that our President is way too visible. He’s tired of seeing him – everywhere. Now, forget your politics …

More on violence in the workplace . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

In a previous post I mentioned incivility and a growing concern for violence in the workplace. An now there is the horrid news of the plight of Anne Lee who was allegedly murdered by a co-worker at a Yale University Laboratory. While homicides in the workplace are not common, violence in the workplace is on the rise. According to Quinnipiac …

The Triple Bottom Line

Book Review: The Triple Bottom Line by Andrew W. Savitz

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

It’s time to pull Savitz’s book off the shelf and re-read it! This 2006 book is more relevant now than ever and the surviving companies of this present economic reset will be employing many of the ideas discussed in the Triple Bottom Line. What is the “Triple Bottom Line (TBL)?” Savitz claims that we will all need to be paying …