Leadership

Nothing Ruins a Good Story Like Good Research

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

Either your own good research or someone else’s good research. It’s a bummer. It has to do with confirmation bias. We tend to find facts, data and anecdotes that support our hypothesis. When we “put ourselves out there” and make a definitive statement as though it is factual, and then have someone who happens to “know” spout off some valid …

Leadership

Leaders Fail – Every Day

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 3-LI

How do I fail thee? Let me count the ways. The number seems infinite. The possibilities for failure seem infinite. Good leaders fail, many times, every day. That’s not what makes them good leaders; it is what makes them human. They are good, maybe even great leaders despite their failures. I miss important signals about what you’re feeling because I’m …

On Intelligence

Book Review: On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

In this very well written book, Hawkins and Blakeslee describe a new model of how our human intelligence has evolved, how it “works” and what it means to have a “massive” cerebral cortex. Much of the description of the brain’s neuronal structure will be familiar to those who follow developments in neuroscience. However, what’s new here is a working model …