Fundamental Organizing Principles

Fundamentals and great leadership – Part I

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

One of the (many) attributes ascribed to great leaders is that they know who they are. They are sure of who they are being and it is very likely they have thought deeply about why they are so. Without that self-knowledge and confidence they would not be as effective in their leadership. They would be at the mercy of circumstances. …

Brain Rules

Book Review: Brain Rules by John Medina

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

John Medina has pulled together all the verified scientific data (repeatable experimentation, trials, etc.) on how our brains “work” to process our sensory inputs and remember what we’ve experienced. He readily admits that this is an on-going study that will be augmented as we discover new ways the brain works and evolves. Medina has organized the pertinent findings into what …

Cannot cling to past.

Categorical Thinking Means Predictable Future

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

As long as we continue to only use or heavily weigh our past experience to interpret the present circumstance, we will condemn our organizations and ourselves to staying “inside the box.” As much as I am tired of that old cliche of “think outside the box,” the sentiment is not only true, but critical to implement if we are to …