Office Phone

Communication – You Must Lead

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

It all started with the Harvard Business Review. Dan Pallotta posted “Just Call Someone Already,” and I just “had to make a comment.” A journalist, working on an article, saw the comment, found my e-mail address and, wisely, sent me an e-mail asking if we might have a conversation and when would be a good time. I say “wisely” because …


Danger! Leader On Pedestal

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Many times, when facilitating discussions around leadership, I will ask participants to “brainstorm” a list of attributes for leaders. The list is always long with great characteristics for all manner of leaders. The chances of finding a person with all or even a significant number of the attributes is nil. Yet, it seems as though we expect our leaders to be …

Skate to where the puck is going

Why not happen to something?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Are you always responding to something that happens? Why not change things up a bit and you happen to something instead? Leaders initiate change. They don’t simply wait and react to outside events. They see patterns forming, trends in their markets and weaknesses in their companies, industry and competitors. Then, rather than wait for events to force their hand, they …

Diverse People

Demographics Driving Change – Inside and Out

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Things are changing rapidly. Not only are our workers younger, so are our customers. The accelerating pace of change means that to survive we will be updating, tweaking, throwing out and rebuilding our business models, processes and perceived “truths.” Yes, for many of us, our most cherished beliefs are being called into question. I’ve written elsewhere about how I think …