Dream Catcher

Planning for growth . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I mentioned earlier that now is the time to begin cautiously expanding your business. It’s also time to start looking at what you will do to retain employees. Why? Because of the cost of employee turnover. I have seen it reported that the cost of turnover is up to 150% of an employee’s salary. Here is one study that is …

Are you an expert?

Expert . . .

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Recently, I had the opportunity to serve as an expert witness on corporate governance in an arbitration case. I was called to testify by the defendant’s attorney. The plaintiff’s attorney asked a pretty fundamental question right at the start; “What makes you an expert?” Of course the CV he had in his hand as he asked the question certainly addressed some …

Financial Institutions

The small business dilemma

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Well, the President has been “jawboning” the banks to lend to small businesses. Is that really what small businesses need, more debt? Maybe — money is cheap but . . . where are the sales? Why take on debt if increased revenues will not be realized? Several posts on this blog, and the ELC newsletter, have focused what we have …

Graduation

Education – where are we headed?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

I was listening to a podcast discussing higher education around the world. The statistic I heard quoted from the experts on this topic was that 60% of the 26,000 PhD’s awarded to students in a given year from US Institutions are foreign nationals. And these days, foreign students do not necessarily stay here in the US to work. With the …