At The River

A First Trip to China

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

For many of you, this is “old hat.” For me, I just returned from my first trip to China and I was quite taken with the warmth, generosity, industriousness and curiosity of the people I met. Admittedly, I was extremely lucky to be squired around the country by a native Chinese colleague who knew all the “ins and outs” of …

Purchasing Power

Blaming others.

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

A colleague was complaining that “Obama is bashing business” and it wasn’t fair. He plans on punishing those who don’t support business by “voting the %^$*#&’s out of office.” I don’t see it that way. What I see is that business owners and C-suite folks need to think about this a bit more. Here’s why. Successful politicians are successful because they …

repeat mistakes

Economy of knowledge

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Why is it that we seem to have to keep learning the same lessons over? Oh, I’m not talking about each of us as individuals, although that is sometimes true for us too. I’m talking about our organizations. We seem to keep solving the same problems that have been solved before; either internally or externally. Why do we do that? …