Leadership: Clarity

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

Almost all the leadership topics of the day wind up talking about “clarity” at one point or another. Why is that? I noticed this phenomenon while reading such diverse topics as “employee engagement,” “vision and purpose statements,” “execution culture,” “developing leaders,” “executive coaching” and “what motivates employees.” The common thread I noticed was clarity. The online dictionary defines clarity as: …

Meaningful Conversations

Conversation and Meaning

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

A circuitous route has brought me to this blog post topic. Here’s the short version. As often happens, my wife made a statement directed to me; she gave me information. I heard and acknowledged that I had heard her. Then what she desired and expected did not happen (interpret that as doghouse time for me.) Next situation: I recently spoke …


Leadership and Dance

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

My wife will tell you that I can’t dance. Not really dance. No danger of you seeing me on Dancing With the Stars or any other such foolishness. And she’s right. I get out there and shuffle around. My feet keep time with the music and move in a predictable pattern, but there’s no real fluidity to my upper body. …


Leadership: Humbition

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership

What is “Humbition”? Jane Harper, a 30-year veteran of IBM, devoted much of her professional life to helping IBM leaders change their approach to innovation, collaboration and leadership. Humbition, she explains, is a blend of humility and ambition that drives the most successful business people. She says that the term was coined by researchers at Bell Labs who were looking …