Age Diversity

Turnabout’s fair play

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

There is a lot in the media about how to communicate, manage and retain the Generation Y – Gen Y – folks flooding our businesses. (Gen Y is defined as those people born between 1977 and 1995.) I find that topic interesting and very useful as a mentor to many young people. So I read a lot on the subject …

Professor Ann Lee

Book Review: What The U.S. Can Learn From China by Ann Lee

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing Professor Lee at a recent Harvard Business School Alumni presentation where she was the guest speaker. Her discussion left no doubt about her commitment and passion when it comes to bringing the United States and China closer together. She knows both countries quite well and acknowledges the good, the bad, and the ugly in …

Told to change

Change someone?

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

In a recent blog post, Seth Godin stated that: “The only reason to build a website is to change someone.” Really? My first response is–I very much disagree. First, what gives me the right to try and change someone? This has to be sales at its worst: Manipulative and Self-Oriented. So maybe I misunderstand Godin’s meaning and intention? Perhaps I’m …